Pakistan lodges protest with India over latest unprovoked ceasefire violations at Line of Control

Islamabad, August 11, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Indian Deputy High Commissioner was called in the Foreign Office today by the Director General (SA and SAARC) to lodge a protest with the Government of India over the killing of Ms. Fareeda, 28 years old, resident of village Nadheri, District Kotli, who was shot in her belly by Indian troops at LoC in Jandrot Sector on 8 August at 2345 hours. She succumbed to her injuries today. The Government of Pakistan offers its heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the bereaved family.

Pakistan also condemned the latest unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian security forces at the LoC in Nakial sector near Kotli and Bhimber Gali sector on 9 August 2015, in which Pakistani posts were targeted. Indian security forces have committed 37 and 24 unprovoked cease fire violations on the LoC and the Working Boundary in July and August respectively.

The Government of Pakistan expressed its deep concern at the continuous unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian side at the LoC and the Working Boundary and urged India to stop forthwith the ceasefire violations and observe the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding to create peace and tranquillity at the LoC and the Working Boundary.

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