Pakistan categorically rejects Indian terrorism-related insinuations: FO

Senior Indian Diplomat summoned to register protest over ceasefire violations

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Pakistan categorically rejects terrorism-related insinuations by the Indian External Affairs Minister and other political figures today. Regurgitating of baseless allegations does not turn them into truth. Nor does it wash away the fact of India’s state sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan and master-minding of anti-Pakistan propaganda globally. The “dossier” presented by Pakistan to the world community and the EU DisinfoLab’s recent report speak for themselves. By peddling false narratives, the RSS-inspired BJP regime can neither divert attention from its internal failings, nor hide from the world community its grave human rights violations of the Kashmiri people as well as the persecution of minorities, particularly Muslims, under the pernicious ‘Hindutva’ agenda. For durable peace and stability in the region, India must eschew the use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy, stop its global smear campaign against Pakistan, and let the Kashmiri people exercise their right to self-determination as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions. Indian troops initiated ceasefire violation in Chirikot Sector along LOC deliberately targeting civil population with mortars. 45 years old citizen got injured due to unprovoked Indian firing. The injured being provided medical care. A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to Foreign Office today to register Pakistan’s strong protest over ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation Forces along the Line of Control yesterday which resulted in serious injuries to two innocent civilians.

The Indian side was called upon to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, investigate this and other such incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the WB.

The Indian side was also urged to allow the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to play its mandated role as per the United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez said the Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.  He said this year, India has committed 2970 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 27 shahadats and serious injuries to 249 innocent civilians.

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