ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Monday lodged a strong protest against unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces in Azad Jammu Kashmir's Nakial Sector (Kotli).
"The Indian deputy high commissioner was called in by the director general (SA& SAARC) today," a statement issued by Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah said.
"A protest was lodged against unprovoked ceasefire violations on 15 to 16 August, by the Indian troops at the Line of Control in Kotli Sector, which resulted in martyrdom of three civilians, Shafi Khan (55), Shahpal Khan (56) and Sara Khatoon," it said. Moreover, 15 civilians were also injured as a result of Indian fire, it added.
According to the statement, the deputy high commissioner was conveyed that the Indian side must investigate the incident, share the findings of the investigations with Pakistan, instruct its troops to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit, and maintain peace along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Pakistan notes with regret and deep concern that during the last two months, so far, there have been 70 ceasefire violations from the Indian side of the Line of Control and the Working Boundary," the statement added.