ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Wednesday said that continued violations across Line of Control by India were unfortunate and alarming, which might further escalate the tension, undermining former’s efforts to improve relations with India.

Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, in a statement, said during the last two days Indian troops had intensified violations and carried out unprovoked firing on working boundary in Pukhlian, Chaprar, Harpal and Charwah sectors near Sialkot. He said the indiscriminate shelling on civilian population and targeting of 27 Pakistani posts had resulted in casualty of two civilians and one security personnel and serious injuries to 26 civilians.

The spokesman said the Indian Border Security Force had fired almost 4,000 mortar shells and 59,000 rounds of machine gun fires, escalating tension across LoC and the working boundary. The Pakistani security forces exercised restraint and gave a measured and calibrated response to the unprovoked Indian aggression, he added.

He said, “The continued violations are unfortunate and alarming which may further escalate the tension.”

Staff Reporter adds: Indian army once again targeted Pakistani checkposts near the bordering areas in Sialkot sector. A military statement on Wednesday said that during last two days, Indian troops intensified violations and carried out unprovoked firing on working boundary in Pukhlian, Chaprar, Harpal and Charwah sectors near Sialkot, and targeted civil populated areas.

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) also targeted 27 Pakistani posts in the same area in last two days and fired almost 4,000 mortar shells and 59,000 rounds of machine guns, the statement said. “Pakistani troops have effectively responded to Indian firing,” the statement added.