Pakistan Foreign office summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to lodge a strong protest over recent unprovoked ceasefire violations along LOC by Indian forces in Shahkot and Khuiratta Sectors

Because of indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by Indian Army, three innocent civilians, Ilm Din, s/o Zulfiqar, Gul Zarin, s/o Ilm Din and Sultan, s/o Gul Zarin, residents of village Lala, Tehsil Athmaqam, District Neelum, embraced shahadat, while one child, Iqra d/o Muhammad Aftab, age 4 years, resident of village Jugulpur, Tehsil & District Khuiratta, sustained serious injuries.

Indian Forces have been deliberately targeting the civilian population across LOC with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars, and automatic weapons

Director General (SA & SAARC) urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate these and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.