Pakistan's response to unprovoked firing by India
During the last two days, Indian troops have intensified violations and have carried out unprovoked firing on working boundary in Pukhlian, Chaprar, Harpaland Charwah sectors near Sialkot. The indiscriminate shelling on civilian population and targeting of 27 Pakistani posts has resulted in casualty of two civilians and one security personnel and serious injuries to 26 civilians. The Indian Border Security Force has fired almost 4000 mortar shells and 59000 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.
The continued violations are unfortunate and alarming which may further escalate the tension, undermining Pakistan’s efforts to improve relations with India.
October 23, 2013