ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday summoned senior Indian diplomat to register a strong protest over the killing of a 60-year-old civilian at the Line of Control (LoC), after Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing. The Indian Charge d’ Affaires was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the killing to 60-year-old civilian Ghias, resident of Oli village of Kotli district. The incident took place in the Nikial Sector of the Line of Control (LoC) on August 21, said a Foreign Office statement.
Emphasizing the need for maintaining peace and tranquility at the LoC, it was underscored that such acts were in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, reaffirmed in February 2021.
It was stressed that utmost caution should be exercised by the Indian forces as targeting innocent civilians was contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws. The Indian side was urged to investigate the incident and respect the Ceasefire Understanding.