Pakistan summons Indian envoy to protest killing of civilian in LoC truce violation Oct 09, 2019 0 923 12345 Dawn.comIslamabadThe Foreign Office (FO) on Tuesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to record a strong protest against the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on October 6 and 7.An elderly woman had died and three other civilians had sustained injuries in the firing in Chirikot sector along the de facto border.“FO Director General Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner again today and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the LoC,” the FO spokesperson said in a press release.According to the statement, Dr Faisal 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. India should permit the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions, he added.According to the press release, due to “indiscriminate and unprovoked firing” by Indian army in Chirikot sector of the LoC, an elderly lady died while three other civiliansmsustained serious injuries.The FO said that the Indian forces along the LoC and Working Boundary have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-calibre mortars, and automatic weapons.“The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.” The FO warned that the ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to “a strategic miscalculation”. RELATED ARTICLES Dark matter and exoplanet discoveries win Nobel Physics Prize Oct 09, 2019 0 186 Macron vows ‘unrelenting fight’ against extremists after police killings Oct 09, 2019 0 836 White House blocks US envoy impeachment probe testimony Oct 09, 2019 0 1186 PAKISTAN PM IMRAN KHAN IN CHINA Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (left) with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in China on Tuesday. The prime minister arrived in Beijing on his third official visit where he is slated to .. India to reopen Kashmir to tourists from October 10 Srinagar: India has revoked an advisory telling tourists to leave the restive Kashmir region, state authorities said on Tuesday. The decision will go into effect on October 10, Jammu and Kashmir’s information office .. Italy parliament votes to slash number of lawmakers Rome: Italy’s parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved slashing the number of lawmakers, a move the left-leaning government hopes will help keep the far-right from power. The move, linked to broader electoral .. India takes first delivery in controversial French jet deal Paris: India received on Tuesday the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets ordered from France in 2016 in a multi-billion-dollar deal that Paris hopes will unlock more sales. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused Congress ..