Pakistan's Protest over Ceasefire Violations on the LoC by Indian Occupation Forces and Refusal of Diplomatic Flight Clearance
The Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. J.P. Singh, was summoned to the Foreign Office, today and conveyed the Government of Pakistan's strong condemnation of the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces on the LoC in Khuiratta sector on 19 November 2016, resulting in shahadat of 4 innocent children, including three girls and one boy, and injuries to 2 other civilians. The Deputy High Commissioner was told that the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas was highly deplorable.
The Indian side was urged to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding in the letter and spirit; to investigate the continued incidents of ceasefire violations; stop targeting the villages and civilians and maintain peace on the LoC.
The Government of Pakistan also expressed concern over the incident of Indian refusal of diplomatic flight clearance to Pakistani Aircraft. This action by the India constituted a violation of the 1991 bilateral agreement between Pakistan and India.
November 21, 2016