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UN observers visit shelling-hit villages

Updated August 21, 2015

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UN observers told the locals they were closely observing the situation in the villages in Chaprar Sector. -INP/File
UN observers told the locals they were closely observing the situation in the villages in Chaprar Sector. -INP/File

SIALKOT: United Nations observers on Thursday visited the villages in Sucheetgarh and Charwah sectors along the Working Boundary hit by Indian shelling.

According to District Coordination Officer (DCO) Dr Asif Tufail, the UN observers met the family of a farmer, Muhammad Sharif, 60, at Thathi Khurd village, Sucheetgarh, who was killed by unprovoked mortar shelling by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Aug 18.

The UN team also met other locals affected by Indian shelling and sought details from them about the fresh BSF hostilities, which caused heavy losses of their property and livestock, the DCO added.

UN observers told the locals they were closely observing the situation in the villages in Chaprar Sector.

“We are observing the situation keenly and collecting evidence in this regard,” a UN observer was quoted as having told the locals.

Published in Dawn, August 21st, 2015

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