SIALKOT

As many as 52 cattle including buffaloes, cows, goats and donkeys were killed during the overnight’s indiscriminate intensified shelling on Pakistani villages in Charwah Sector of Sialkot working boundary.

It was the eighth day of Indian unprovoked firing on Sialkot bordering villages. The heavy mortar shells hit cattle sheds, killing these cattle.

According to the senior officials of the Chenab Rangers, Indian Border Security Forces used heaving machine guns, besides, firing mortar shells due to which the heads of cattle were killed. The Indian firing remained continued the whole night. However, no human casualty or injury was reported. While, several mortar shells fired by BSF also fell into the fields in the surrounding villages which could not be exploded, said the senior officials of the Chenab Rangers

However, the Chenab Rangers retaliated effectively and responded in befitting manners, forcing the Indian guns to silence. The harvesting of paddy and other seasonal crops remained suspended for the last 10 days in Sialkot bordering villages Bajwat, Chaprar, Sucheetgarh and Shakargarh sectors due to Indian shelling.

Indian firing has created panic and harassment among the local people in on Sialkot bordering villages Bajwat, Chaparral, Charwah, Bajra Garhi, Jhumiyaan Dalaalan, Looni, Kheri, Jang More, Patoli Barahmnaan, Sanoti, Seekhiyaan  and surrounding areas.

Most of the local people have already vacated their houses due to week-long Indian shelling and they had already shifted to the safer places with their cattle and necessary luggage…

Another report adds: Pakistani military officials have said that, over the last week, “unprovoked firing” by Indian forces has killed a Pakistani soldier and a civilian. Ten other civilians were wounded.

In most cases, India or Pakistan accuses the other of initiating the fighting. Both sides, however, have acknowledged an increase in the number of cross-border attacks since the Pakistani and Indian prime ministers met for their first face-to-face meeting last month in New York and agreed on the need to reduce tensions.