Pak Summons India’s Deputy High Commissioner Over LoC Firing


Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday summoned India’s deputy high commissioner in Islamabad over alleged firing along the Line of Control that killed one person and injured three others.  Earlier, Pakistan accused India of violating the ceasefire along the LoC in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in which one person was killed and three others were injured.

Deputy high commissioner J P Singh was summoned over the firing by Indian forces along the LoC, sources here said. Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria has tweeted that India violated the ceasefire agreement in Tandar, Sabzkot, Khuiratta, Baron, Bagsar and Khanjar areas early on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday shut schools along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district after Pakistan violated the ceasefire and shelled civilian areas, killing a woman.

An order to close schools has been issued by the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM)of Nowshera tehsil. All schools close to the LoC were shut in Nowshera tehsil of Rajouri district as a precautionary measure today following the death of a woman and injuries to her husband in shelling by the Pakistan Army”, a senior police officer said.

A 35-year-old woman was killed while her husband was injured as Pakistani army violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Nowshera sector.

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