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Pak summons India’s deputy HC to condemn ‘unprovoked’ firing at LoC

india Updated: Feb 08, 2017 21:01 IST

Soldiers in position near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector, Jammu and Kashmir, following repeated ceasefire violations since September 2016.(Nitin Kanotra /HT File Photo)

Pakistan on Wednesday summoned India’s deputy high commissioner JP Singh and condemned alleged “unprovoked” firing by Indian troops on the Line of Control.

Foreign office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in a statement that director general (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal summoned Singh.

“(Pakistan) condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation on February 7, 2017 by Indian forces on the LoC in Khui Ratta sector,” Zakaria said.

He said the firing resulted in the death of a 25-year-old civilian who was working as a labourer for the construction of a house.

“The director general deplored the deliberate targeting of civilians, which is a crime as well as violation of international human rights and humanitarian laws,” Zakaria said.

The director general also urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire understanding and investigate this and other incidents of “ceasefire violations”.

Pakistan also asked India to instruct the security forces to respect the ceasefire “in the letter and spirit” and stop “targeting” villages and civilians, the statement said.

Pakistan said India should maintain peace on the LoC.