AZAD KASHMIR: Seven soldiers of Pakistan Army were martyred by unprovoked Indian shelling across the Line of Control, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
According to a statement by the ISPR, Indian border forces resorted to unprovoked shelling across the control line at Bhimber sector on Sunday night. Pakistani forces also retaliated befittingly and effectively targeted Indian forces. In the exchange of fire between both sides, seven Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred.
COAS attends funeral of sldrs at Jhelum who embraced martyrdom in Indian cross LOC
The Foreign Office has summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to lodge protest over the incident.
The Foreign Secretary deplored the use of artillery by the Indian occupation Forces in Shahkot and Jura sectors on the LoC on 9 November 2016 and highlighted that such weaponry had been used after 13 years, reflecting India s intention to further escalate tensions and undermine regional peace and security.
“The United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has the UN mandated responsibility for maintaining peace and tranquility at the LoC and the Working Boundary. While Pakistan is fully cooperating and providing full access to UNMOGIP, we urge India to permit the UNMOGIP to visit and observe the LoC and the Working Boundary,” he said.
The Foreign Secretary urged India to investigate the continued incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations on the LoC and the Working Boundary and ensure respect for the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, in letter and spirit.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said India is resorting to border violation due to domestic compulsion and to divert global attention away from gross human rights abuses in the Occupied Kashmir.
‘India has started an unannounced war inside Pakistan through terrorism because Modi government is unhappy over the CPEC and growing Pak-China ties.’
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Maryam Aurangzeb, said that the whole nation stood behind Pakistani jawans and warned India that such adventurism would only prove harmful for the country itself.
“We our proud of our armed forces and we pay tribute to them,” she said. “Pakistan Army jawans are standing guard at the Line of Control,” she added.
Tensions have escalated between India and Pakistan in the past couple of months after the Uri attack. India blamed Pakistan for orchestrating the Uri attack without investigating the incident. Pakistan vehemently denied the claims and instead stated that it was an attempt by India to deflect the world’s attention away from the atrocities that were being committed in occupied Kashmir.
Names of soldiers who embraced Shahadat at Line of Control on 14th November1.Havildar Zafar Hussain, married, 4 children and resident of Murree2.Havildar Ibrar Ahmed Awan, married, 1 daughter, resident of Muzaffarbad3.Lance Naik Muhammad Shoukat, married, 4 children resident haveli Kahuta4.Lance Naik Muhammad Haleem, married, one daughter, resident of Lakki Marwat5.Sepoy Pervez, married, resident of Authmuqam6.Sepoy Muhammad Ilyas, married, 2 children, resident of Talagang7.Sepoy Muhammad Tanveer, unammried, resident of Samahni, Azad Kashmir.
Indian HC summoned to lodge protest over firing
ISLAMABAD:Indian High Commissioner (HC) has been summoned to the Foreign Office (FO) on Monday and lodged protest with over unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) that claimed lives of seven soldiers.
Pakistani troops responded to unprovoked Indian firing, and targeted Indian posts effectively, ISPR said.
The FO urged international community to take notice of unabated firing by India along the LoC and violation of ceasefire. Spokesperson for the Foreign Office reported that Aizaz Chaudhry, Foreign Secretary handed over a protest-dossier with Gautam Bambawale.
However, Indian media continues to spew venim against Pakistan by wrongly alleging forces of provoking fire from Indian side.
Indian firing along the LoC was widely reported in and after September following an attack in Uri area of Baramulla District that claimed lives of Indian soldiers.
Will befittingly respond to Indian aggression: COAS
JHELUM: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif offered Nimaz-e-Janaza of soldiers martyred in Indian firing at LoC s Bhimber Sector. DG Military Intelligence and Corps Commander were also present on the occasion.
According to details, seven soldiers embraced martyrdom as Indian forces yet again resorted to cross-fire LoC violation late last night. The martyrs included Hawaldar – Zafar Hussain, Ibrar Ahmad Awan, Lance Naik Muhammad Shaukat, Lance Naik Muhammad Halim, Sepoy Pervaiz, Sepoy Muhammad Ilyas and Sepoy Muhammad Tanveer.
The dead bodies of martyrs were carried to their hometowns after the funeral prayers being offered.
Later on, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif was also briefed on the recent situation across the Line of control. He paid homage to the martyrs and expressed that a befitting response will be given to Indian aggression.
Army Chief also vowed that we will leave no stones unturned for defending our country against any aggression and its safety.