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Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations along LoC.

On August 18, Saddam, a seven-year-old boy, was targeted by Indian troops who later succumbed to the injuries.

The Indian firing took place in the Hot Spring and Chirikot sectors.

FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal reiterated the government's stance that New Delhi has been targeting civilians with artillery fire, heavy-calibre mortars, and automatic weapons.

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'This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1970 ceasefire violations. The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws,' according to an official statement.

Dr Faisal underscored how India's ceasefire violations are threat to regional peace security and may lead to a 'strategic miscalculation'.

He urged New Delhi to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement.

The FO spokesperson also called for a probe into these and other incidents of ceasefire violations.

He instructed the Indian army to respect the ceasefire and maintain peace along the LoC.

Dr Faisal also urged that New Delhi to let the UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

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Publication:The Express Tribune (Karachi, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9INDI
Date:Aug 20, 2019
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