SIALKOT: At least three people were killed and four injured in Sialkot late on Tuesday as a result of firing by Indian troops along the working boundary between India and Pakistan, sources in the Chenab Rangers said, adding that they retaliated the attack.
In Sialkot’s Chaprar sector, two people - Ghulam Hussain and Asif - lost their lives while another man Shabbir was wounded in the incident.
Early on Wednesday, a man who was injured in mortar shell attacks in the Charwa sector of Sialkot succumbed to his injuries.
Moreover, in Sajeetgarh sector’s Dhathi village, three people - Ijaz, Nathay Khan and Abdul Razzaq - were injured due to firing.
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An intense bout of firing continued in the area which also caused damage to buildings and houses located along the working boundary.
For the past three days, 10 civilians have been killed and at least over two dozen have been wounded in firing along a stretch of the disputed border and working boundary between India and Pakistan.
The Foreign Ministry had said it had lodged a protest with Indian diplomats over the killings of Pakistani civilians, saying the firing was “in complete disregard” of the Eidul Azha festival being celebrated.
Pakistan voices 'deep concern' at UN over ceasefire violations by Indian troops
Pakistan underscored the need for resolution of the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, while expressing its “deep concern” over the recent ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) and the working boundary.
“Longstanding, festering issues cannot be swept under the carpet,” Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations, told the General Assembly while participating in a debate on UN Secretary-General's report on the work of the organisation.
The Pakistani envoy told the 193-member Assembly that four innocent lives were lost as a result of Indian firing on the occasion of Eidul Azha.
“We call upon the Indian Government to immediately cease fire and help us preserve tranquility,” he said, adding that the UN Military Observer Group (UNMOGIP), the world body's observer force in the disputed region, must be enabled to play its role in monitoring the ceasefire.
Pakistan, he said, was pursuing a policy of constructive engagement to resolve differences and to enhance economic opportunities for the region.
In this context, he reminded the audience of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech in the General Assembly in September that the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir had to be resolved though negotiations, in accordance with the wishes of its people.
Indian officials meanwhile debunked the notion saying that India does not recognise the UNMOGIP as having the mandate to monitor ceasefire between the two sides.