ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office has summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh lodged protest over the ceasefire violations and targeting of a school van, by the Indian occupation Forces on the LOC, in Nikial sector.

The Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr. Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner on Friday at Foreign Office.

The Director General has strongly condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations and targeting of a school van, on 16 December 2016, by the Indian occupation Forces on the LOC, in Nikial sector, resulting in shahadat of 1 innocent civilian and injuries to 4 school children. He stated that the deliberate targeting of civilians, villages and civilian transport and a school van is condemnable and contrary to human dignity as well as international human rights and humanitarian laws.

The DG urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate this incident and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit, stop targeting the villages and civilians and maintain peace on the LOC.