PR No. 207 PAKISTAN’S PROTEST OVER CEASEFIRE VIOLATIONS ON THE LOC BY INDIAN OCCUPATION FORCES Islamabad: November 22, 2016
The Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr. Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. J.P. Singh today (22 November 2016) and strongly condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on 21 November 2016, by the Indian occupation Forces on the LoC (Jandrot, Nikial, Karela and Baroh sectors), resulting in shahadat of 4 innocent civilians and injuries to 10 others. He stated that the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is deplorable.
The Director General also condemned the violation of Pakistan’s Maritime Exclusive Economic Zone by the Indian Naval Submarine on 14 November 2016 in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and UNCLOS, investigate the continued incidents of violations and instruct the Indian forces/authorities to respect the ceasefire and international borders, in letter and spirit.