SIALKOT - All the government and private schools in Sialkot border villages remained closed for the sixth consecutive day due to unprovoked shelling by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on the villages.

District Coordination Officer (DCO) Dr Asif Tufail said that  most of the people of Bajwat, Chaprar, Harpal, Bajra Garhi, Merajkey and Charwah Sectors had migrated to the safer places in other parts of Sialkot district thus the schools are lying closed. He added that the schools will be opened soon as soon as the situation returns to the normality in border villages.

Meanwhile, MPA Liaqat Ali visited the shelled villages in Charwah sector of Sialkot Working Boundary. He went to the houses of the local villagers in Charwah, Jarwal, Khanor and Nakhnaal. He expressed complete solidarity with the affected people and assured them of early financial compensation by the Punjab government for their property losses and killings of their cattle.

Later, he said that the Indian BSF targeted the civilian population by restoring to unprovoked shelling. He said that the border villages were presenting a picture of disaster there. He added that dozens of houses were badly damaged and dozens of cattle were killed in the villages due to the four-day mortar shelling by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF).