SIALKOT - The indiscriminate firing by the Indian security forces on Pakistani bordering villages in Shakargarh panicked the villagers on Tuesday.

According to Chenab Rangers officials, villagers were offering Fajar prayer, when the Indian forces unleashed firing from Blair post on bordering villages in Shakargarh at the Sialkot working boundary. The Indian aggression continued for an hour.

The Chenab Rangers retaliated, forcing the Indian artillery to be silent. The Indian forces used heavy artillery and mortar shells, the Chenab Rangers added.

Separately, Pakistan lodged strong protest against repeated unprovoked firing from Afghan side on Pakistani Gursal Post. The Afghan charge d' affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office to convey protest of the government of Pakistan.

Afghan forces started unwarranted firing on May 6 at the Pakistani Gursal post.

Five Frontier Constabulary (FC) soldiers got injured as a result of firing. Pakistan security forces exercised maximum restraint and communicated first to the Afghan side about repetition of this serious violation through military channels. The Afghan Cd'A was conveyed Pakistan's serious concern and asked to advise the relevant authorities in Afghanistan to avoid repetition of unprovoked firing which undermines the existing coordination mechanisms between the security forces of the two countries.

Afghan Cd'A was also conveyed that in case of any further escalation as a result of this situation, the responsibility would be on the Afghan government.

Pakistan feels that repetition of unprovoked firing incidents are adversely affecting the friendly relations between the two brotherly countries which have covered a long distance in building trust and understanding in the recent years.