21 March 2017

News Story: Pakistan summons Indian envoy over cross-border firing

ISLAMABAD, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Monday summoned a senior Indian diplomat and lodged protest over a recent cross-border firing which killed an aged woman, officials said.

Pakistani army says that Indian "unprovoked firing" killed a 60-year old civilian lady on March 17. Two minors were also injured in another incident on Sunday.

Dr. Mohammad Faisal, who heads South Asian Desk at the Foreign Ministry, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, J.P. Singh and condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces" on March 17 in Kotli area of Kotkotterra sector.

"The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed condemnable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws," a Foreign Ministry statement said.

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