Pakistan hauls up India over 'unprovoked' firing that left three troops dead

Pakistan claims that Indian troops killed three soldiers of theirs in Thub sector near Bhimber. In photo: A Pakistani soldier patrols the Line of Control (LoC), a de fact border separating India and Pakistan. (Representative image) Photograph:( AFP )

PTI Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan Feb 14, 2017, 02.42 PM (IST)

Pakistan on Tuesday hauled up India's deputy high commissioner to complain about the alleged "unprovoked" ceasefire violation by Indian troops that left three Pakistani soldiers dead along the border.

Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said India opened fire yesterday in Thub area (Bhimber Sector).

"The Director General (South Asia & SAARC), Dr Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, J P Singh, today and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces," Zakaria said.

He said India's repeated attacks on civilians breached humanitarian laws. 

The Director-General also urged the Indian side respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC, he said.

Singh was summoned to the Foreign Office for the second time in last seven days.

On February 8, Singh was summoned to the Foreign Office for similar reasons.

(WION with inputs from PTI)