Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal summoned Mr Singh and condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" today in Nikial sector. Mr Faisal alleged Indian forces along the LoC and the international border are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons.
He claimed that unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when Indian forces committed 1,970 ceasefire violations.
"The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws," he said adding that ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.
He also urged India to permit the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per UN Security Council resolutions.
India maintains that the UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Shimla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control.
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