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DGMO raises issue of deliberate targeting of civilians with his Indian counterpart

RAWALPINDI: According to Director General Inter Services and Public Relations General Asif Ghafoor that Pakistan’s DGMO contacted his Indian counterpart and raised the deliberate targeting of civilians along Line of control.

“Indian DGMO was conveyed unflinching resolve of Pakistan Army to ensure the security of its population and it shall continue to take all necessary measures to deter any such aggression in future,” said the ISPR.

The special hotline contact comes after increasing cross-border firing by Indian forces targeting civilians along the disputed border between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

The violation clearly undermines all existing understandings on the issue, said the Pakistan Army’s media cell.

The incident resulted in the martyrdom of six innocent civilians while 26 were injured.

The six civilians who were martyred include four women whereas a total of 26 people, including 15 women and five children, were injured along the Working Boundary in Charwah and Harpal sectors.

Pakistan had also summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to the Foreign Office to record a protest over the incident.

The envoy was handed a charge-sheet by acting foreign secretary Aitzaz Ahmad.

It stated that the targetting of civilians is against international law and called for an immediate halt in cross-border firing.