ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged a strong protest over the firing of the Indian troops in the Zafarwal Sector, resulting in the martyrdom of two personnel of Pakistani Rangers.
Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Wednesday to condemn the action of Indian Border Security Force troops.
Pakistan termed the incident as violation of the commitment by both sides to maintain ceasefire along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary.
The Indian government has been asked to investigate the incident, bring the perpetrators to justice, and ensure maintenance of peace and tranquility along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary.
Earlier, Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday once again resorted to unprovoked fire at the Line of Control (LoC) in Shakargarh Sector while Chenab Rangers retaliated befittingly.
According to Rangers’ sources, Indian forces resorted to intermittent firing throughout the night and the Rangers gave an apt response.
Sources affirmed that heavy weapons were also employed from both the sides in addition to firing mortar shells whereas no life loss was reported.
Earlier, two Rangers personnel Naik Riaz Shakar and Lance Naik Safdar embraced martyrdom as Indian BSF on Wednesday violated the LoC aiming shots at the officers in Shakargarh Sector.
According to the Pakistan Rangers spokesperson, BSF local commander called them over for a flag meeting and opened fire as two of the soldiers reached the border.
Ranger’s representative also told that BSF were not even allowing them to get the injured officers back from the border. Both the officers died succumbed to the injuries.
Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling while targeting Bhoore Chak and Sambrial check posts.
Chenab Rangers befittingly retaliated to the Indian offences.
Indian forces had resorted to unprovoked offences in October and November targeting various check posts, local residents and cattle.
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