RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Indian troops again resorted to unprovoked firing in Pandu Sector at the Line of Control (LoC) near Muzaffarabad on Thursday that left one Pakistani soldier killed.
“Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian firing,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
The incident occurred hours after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited Muzaffarabad and reaffirmed Pakistan’s unequivocal political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiri people in attaining their right to self-determination.
In his address at the Azad Jammu & Kashmir Council budget session in Muzaffarabad, the prime minister said that unprovoked firing on the LoC by the Indian forces have harmed the confidence building measures.
The Indian forces continue to violate ceasefire and open unprovoked firing at the LoC and the Working Boundary despite the fact that Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with India on several occasions and called upon New Delhi to restrain its forces from constant violation of the ceasefire.
On November 17, on civilian was injured due to the cross border firing by the Indian forces at the LoC in Neiza Peer Sector of Azad Kashmir’s Heveli district.