Pakistan, India DGsMO hotline established to discuss ceasefire violation

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said Special Hotline Contact was established between Pakistan and Indian DGsMO.

According to the statement released on Friday, issue of deliberate targeting of Pakistani civilians, residing in vicinity of working boundary was raised by DGMO Pakistan Army. The incident resulted into martyrdom of 6 innocent civilians while 26 were injured.

The violation clearly undermines all existing understandings on the issue. Indian DGMO was conveyed unflinching resolve of Pakistan Army to ensure security of its population and it shall continue to take all necessary measures to deter any such aggression in future.

Earlier the Pakistan army said that death toll from the Indian shelling along the Working Boundary in Punjab has reached 6. An army statement said that 26 civilians were also injured in the Thursday shelling in Chappar, Harpal and Charwa sectors. Those killed include 4 women while 15 women and 5 children were among the injured, according to the army’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations.

In 2017 to date, Indian forces have carried out more than 870 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the Shahadats of 38 innocent civilians and injuries to 142, as compared to 382 ceasefire violations in 2016).

The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws.