PR No. 219 PAKISTAN CONDEMNS TARGETING OF CIVILIAN BUS BY INDIAN OCCUPATION FORCES Islamabad: November 23, 2016
The Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr. Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. J.P. Singh today and strongly condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on 23 November 2016, by the Indian occupation Forces on the LoC, in Dhudnial sector, by intentionally targeting a civilian bus, resulting in shahadat of 9 innocent civilians and injuries to 9 others. He stated that the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas, villages, the ambulances and the civilian transport is deplorable and below human dignity.
The Director General further deplored the belligerent targeting of the ambulance which was rescuing the affectees of the attack on the bus, as a blatant violation of International Humanitarian Law.
The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate the continued incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit, stop targeting the villages and civilians and maintain peace on the LoC.