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Pak summons Indian diplomat to condemn 'unprovoked firing'

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

summoned India's and condemned the "unprovoked firing" on the Line of Control by Indian forces that killed a civilian, the said today.

said that Indian forces resorted to "unprovoked firing" on May 15 in the Hotspring Sector which killed a civilian resident of Dehra Sher Khan village.

"The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws," Faisal said.

He claimed that the Indian forces along the Line of Control and the Working boundary are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons and carried out more than 1,000 ceasefire violations so far in 2018, resulting in the death of 24 civilians.

"This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by is continuing from the year 2017, when the Indian forces committed 1,970 ceasefire violations," he said.

"The ceasefire violations by are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation," Faisal said.

He said will continue to provide political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of

The also regretted that the daughter of was not allowed to address a function in

Answering a question, he said India used card to influence its internal

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 19:25 IST
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