ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Saturday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh and condemned unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces.

The latest ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC), Nikial Sector resulted in the martyrdom of a 30 years old woman and injuries to her three sisters.

Dr Muhammad Faisal said deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.

He underscored that the ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.

The spokesperson urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement, 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 and the Working Boundary.

The Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working boundary were continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons.

In 2018, the Indian forces had carried out more than 900 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of 21 innocent civilians, while injuring 90 others.