ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed his concerns over unprovoked firing on working boundary with India.

He expressed condolences over the loss of six innocent lives and forty-seven injuries by the firing. The Prime Minister directed Foreign Office and defence authorities to take up the matter with their counterparts.

It is vital to mention here that at least six Pakistani civilians have been killed and 46 wounded in the latest episode of unprovoked cross-border firing and shelling by Indian forces near the Sialkot Working Boundary.

A spokesman for the ISPR, the military's public relations wing, confirmed the death toll, adding that the 46 injured include 22 women and a minor girl.

The firing caused fear and panic among the residents, a majority of whom stayed awake overnight. Officials said Chenab Rangers soldiers responded befittingly and silenced the guns of the Indian forces.