ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday strongly condemned unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian
occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC), targeting a civilian bus which resulted in loss of precious lives.
Director General (SA & SAARC) Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and strongly condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on November 23 by the Indian occupation forces on the LoC, in Dhudnial sector, by intentionally targeting the civilian bus, resulting in martyrdom of nine innocent civilians and injuries to nine others.
The Director General said the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas, villages, ambulances and civilian transport was deplorable and below human dignity.
He further deplored the belligerent targeting of the ambulance which was rescuing the victims of the attack on the bus, as a blatant violation of international humanitarian law, said a Foreign Office press release.
The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, investigate the continued incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct their forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit, stop targeting the villages and civilians, and maintain peace on the LoC.