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Pakistan summons Indian envoy

Islamabad, June 13: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Acting Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC) which it said killed one civilian. Mohammad Faisal, who heads the South Asia wing in the Foreign Office, summoned the Indian envoy and “condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation” by Indian forces in Chirikot sector on Tuesday. “The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws,” the official said. “The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation,” said a statement from the Foreign Office. It said that this year the “the Indian forces carried out more than 1,100 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary, resulting in the death of 29 civilians while injuring 117 others”. (IANS)