Pak summons Indian envoy over continued ceasefire violations

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Pakistan Director General (SA & SAARC) Dr. Mohammad Faisal on Wednesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to register protest over alleged ceasefire violation by India.

“He (Faisal) strongly condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on 21 November 2016, by the Indian occupation Forces on the LoC (Jandrot, Nikial, Karela and Baroh sectors), resulting in shahadat of four innocent civilians and injuries to 10 others. He stated that the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is deplorable,” said a statement from Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry.

The Director General also condemned the violation of Pakistan’s Maritime Exclusive Economic Zone by the Indian Naval Submarine on November 14, a charge that has been denied by India, in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

He urged the Indian side to investigate the continued incidents of violations and instruct its forces to respect the ceasefire and international borders in letter and spirit. (ANI)