Pakistan has on Friday summoned the Indian High commissioner Mr. TCA Raghavan, lodging a strong protest against alleged ceasefire violations across the LoC saying that at least 6 civilians were dead in firing by the Indian troops.
Sources said that the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, summoned Raghavan to convey that the ceasefire violations on Friday were not acceptable.
The Foreign Secretary Mr. Chaudhry handed over the protest note to Mr.Raghavan, who was accompanied by his deputy JP Singh.
The Foreign office said in a statement that it has condemned the Indian practice of firing at the civilians and expressed that it has been working for a peaceful environment along the Line of Control. “”While condemning the Indian practice of targeting civilians on purpose, Pakistan expressed its deep concern at the continued hostility at the LoC and the Working Boundary,” the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement.
The statement said that six civilians were killed and 47 were injured in the firings by the Indian troops. It also added that 22 among the injured were women. “Pakistani troops restrained when India started firing. However, we gave a befitting reply when Indian troops started heavy firing”, the statement read.
It was reported that the firing ended today at 11.00 hours, the Dna reports.