ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Wednesday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to condemn the ceasefire violation resulting in one civilian’s death.

Pakistan strongly condemned the recent Indian unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Chirikot Sector.

Indian Acting Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Foreign Office in Islamabad and “a strong protest was lodged with him on the ceasefire violation,” said a foreign ministry statement. The Indian side was urged to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement and investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary, it added.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohmmed Faisal said the Indian forces had continuously been “targeting civilian populated areas” along the Line of Control and the Working boundary.

He said the “deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas was indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.”  He added: “The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.”