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Pak summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations

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Islamabad, Aug 8: Day after a woman lost her life in ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan on Tuesday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad J.P. Singh.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office said in a statement that it condemned the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by the Indian Army in Khuiratta and Karela sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday that also left another woman wounded.

“Despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. In 2017 to date, the Indian forces have carried out over 600 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the deaths of 25 innocent civilians and injuries to 110,” an official statement stated.

Statement also said Indian troops carried out 382 ceasefire violations last year.

The Foreign Office in its statement urged India to respect the 2003 ceasefire pact and investigate the incidents of truce violations.

Wefornews Bureau

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