Pak to UN: India deliberately targeting civilians along LoC

Srinagar: Pakistan Foreign Secretary today expressed concern over the “deliberate targeting of villages and populated areas by Indian forces” along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary in a briefing given to the heads of missions of the permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Pakistan daily Dawn reported.

During the briefing to the head of missions, Pakistan Foreign Secretary also expressed concern over the increase in frequency and intensity of Indian shelling and firing which has led to the death of at least 26 civilians, a statement issued by Pakistan’s Foreign Office was quoted by the daily.

The statement added that the heads of missions were made aware of the use of heavy artillery, employed by Indian forces on 9 November in the sectors of Shahkot and Jura along the LoC, the newspaper added.

Heavy artillery has been used by the Indian armed forces on the disputed border after a gap of 13 years, the newspaper alleged.

Referring to the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), Pakistan Foreign Secretary reiterated that Pakistan if fully cooperating and providing unrestricted access to the observer mission, however, India has limited the group’s access and is not cooperating, the report said.

 

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