SIALKOT-Director General Pakistan Rangers (Punjab), Major General Azhar Naveed Hayat Khan on Sunday declared that the enemy should not misconstrue Pakistan's caution and desire for peace as weakness as armed forces are capable enough to defend every inch of the motherland.
"The Punjab Rangers responding the "border terrorism" by Indian border security force (BSF) in a befitting manners and will show no reluctance or weakness to come up to the expectations of the nation," Rangers (Punjab) DG Maj-Gen Azhar Naveed Hayat reiterated the resolve while talking to heirs of the victims of unprovoked shelling by Indian BSF during his visit to border villages along Sialkot Working Boundary in Charwah and Harpal Sectors here on Sunday.
Maj-Gen Azhar Naveed Hayat expressed complete solidarity with the affected families and assured them of complete protection.
He declared that Indian BSF is committing "border terrorism" by targeting civilian population in border villages. "Punjab Rangers are responding the enemy (India) in the same coin," he added.
He said that the Indian BSF is writing new stories of brutality and cruelty by targeting civilian population.
The Punjab Rangers DG also visited forward areas along the Sialkot Working Boundary where he was given a comprehensive briefing on operational and security aspects.
The senior Punjab Rangers officials briefed the Maj-Gen Azhar Naveed Hayat in detail about the situation arose from the ongoing "border terrorism" by Indian BSF along the Sialkot Working Boundary.
The DG appreciated the high morale and state of preparedness of the valiant soldiers of Punjab Rangers.
While interacting with officers and soldiers, the DG emphasized that all-out efforts should be directed towards guarding every inch of the frontiers.
He also reiterated that Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) is prepared and ready to give its best towards fulfilment of its sacred responsibility, and directed the troops on forward posts that any cease fire violations from across the border must be responded aggressively.
UNPROVOKED MORTAR
SHELLING CONTINUES
Meanwhile, Indian BSF continued "border terrorism" through unprovoked intensified mortar shelling on border villages in Phookaliyaan-Bajwat, Chaprar, Sucheetgarh, Harpal, Bajra Garhi, Charwah and Zafarwal-Shakargarh Sectors of Sialkot Working Boundary during the night (between Saturday and Sunday), intermittently.
No injury of loss of human life is reported in the shelling.
The Punjab Rangers responded in a befitting manner, making the Indian guns silent here," informed local senior officials of the Punjab Rangers.
According to Sialkot DC Dr Farrukh Naveed, dozens of houses were damaged and cattle heads (including cows, buffaloes, goats and donkeys) were killed and injured by the mortar shells fired by the Indian BSF on border villages.
The DC said that people from most of the border villages have already shifted with their cattle to safer places in Sialkot city and its surroundings.
He said that the Sialkot district administration has established as many as seven emergency relief centres (three in Bajwat-Chaprar Sector and four in Charwah-Kingra and Harpal sectors) to facilitate Indian shelling affected residents.
It is to be noted that as many as nine persons (including three women and an infant) have been killed and 45 others injured in the ongoing spell of "Indian border terrorism" through shelling on border villages along Sialkot Working Boundary during the past four days.
COMPENSATION CHEQUE FOR
VICTIMS OF 'BORDER TERRORISM'
Sialkot Deputy Commissioner Dr Farrukh Naveed distributed financial compensation cheques of Rs0.5 million each to the families of seven Pakistani citizens martyred during "border terrorism" by Indian border security forces along Sialkot Working Boundary here.
He also distributed financial assistance cheques of Rs75,000 each to 16 seriously injured and Rs25,000 each to 14 minor injured persons.
On the occasion, ADCG Meesam Abbas informed that as many as nine persons (including three women and an infant child) were killed and 45 others got injured seriously due to unprovoked mortar shelling by Indian shelling on villages along Sialkot Working Boundary during the fresh four-day long spell of "Indian border terrorism."

PTI leader enquires after health of shelling injured


SIALKOT-PTI stalwart Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan enquired after the health of the injured of Indian BSF shelling during a visit to Sialkot Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here on Sunday.
She also expressed complete solidarity with the affected families and strongly condemned the Indian aggression and killing of innocent Pakistanis by targeting the civilian population in border villages.
Later talking to the newsmen Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the defence of Pakistan is in strong hands. She said that the entire Pakistani nation is ready to shed last drop of blood for the defence of the motherland while fighting shoulder to shoulder with armed forces.
She said that Pakistan should take up the "Indian border terrorism" and aggression against civilians at all international forums. She urged the UNO and the other world powers to take serious notice of the Indian hostilities along the Sialkot Working Boundary and the Line of Control (LoC).