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Pakistan summons Indian envoy J P Singh over ceasefire violations

The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement

IANS  |  Islamabad 

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on Friday summoned India's over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the (LoC) which it said left a civilian dead.

Mohammad Faisal, who heads the wing in the Foreign Office, summoned the Indian and "lodged a strong protest on the unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian forces in Bhimber and Samahini sectors on Friday.

"The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws," the said.

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

The urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement and investigate the incidents of truce violations, said an statement.

The Indian was also told that should permit the UN Group in and to play its mandated role in Jammu and

The said that this year the "Indian forces have carried out 415 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary" which, it claimed, had led to the deaths of 20 civilians and to 71.

First Published: Fri, March 02 2018. 15:58 IST