SIALKOT - The people affected by Indian shelling have got back to their native villages near the Sialkot Working Boundary as situation has returned to normal.

The affected people belong to Charwah, Bajra Garhi, Umeraanwali, Joiyaan, Harpal, Merajkey, Chaprar, Bajwat and other sectors. They urged the government to adopt bold stance against Indian aggression, and take up the issue of Indian hostilities and unprovoked shelling at international forums. They also urged the world to take serious notice of the Indian BSF hostilities and killings of the Pakistani citizens.

Chenab Rangers Sialkot Sector Commander Brig Waseem gave a detailed briefing to the local media at Chenab Rangers Headquarters Sialkot about the recent border ceasefire violations by Indian Border Security Forces in the villages.

He said that Indian BSF had shelled the Sialkot border villages targeting the civilian population in August, September, October and November 2014. Brig Waseem revealed that eleven Pakistanis including three Jawans of the Chenab Rangers were killed and more than 38 people were injured seriously during the period. Indian shelling also killed hundreds of cattle besides badly damaging hundreds of houses and seasonal crops.

He narrated that the Indian BSF fired more than 31,872 heavy mortar shells on Sialkot border villages, targeting civilian population, during five days long consecutive spell of Indian war aggression in October 2014. He said that the number of these heavy mortar shells was much high than the those fired by the Indian forces during 1971 Pak-India War.

He highly praised Sialkot media’s pivotal role in doing objective reporting and highlighting effectively the hostilities of Indian BSF in Sialkot border villages.