India violated ceasefire over 90 times this year: FO
Monday, 17 October 2016 14:38
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Monday said India has resorted to ceasefire violation along Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary for over ninety times during this year.
Speaking at a press briefing here, Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said India recently violated ceasefire twice by resorting to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control.
“India has to stop ceasefire violations on LOC,” he added.
Indian forces once again resorted to unprovoked fire at the LoC in Bhimber sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Indian border forces carried out fire at Bhimber’s Khuiratta area at 4.30am and continued till 7.00am. The Pakistani forces gave a befitting response to their Indian counterpart and silenced the enemy guns.
No casualties or injuries were reported in the firing process, the ISPR stated.
Relations between both the countries have worsened after the attack on an Indian military camp in Uri inside India-occupied Kashmir on Sept 18, where around 20 Indian soldiers were killed.
Since then, the Indian forces have violated the Line of Control ceasefire several times. The people living near the border areas are facing severe problems. It should be noted that two Pakistani soldiers were killed when Indian forces violated the LoC ceasefire with unprovoked fire on September 29.
The surgical strike in Pakistan, a serious claim on the part of India, was also questioned by the international media. The United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) said that it found no evidence of any surgical strike in the country.