New Delhi, September 18: The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday summoned the Indian deputy High Commissioner J P Singh, to protest against the death of three civilians in Nikial sector. Pakistan alleged that “unprovoked ceasefire violations” from the Indian side were responsible for the deaths. This is the second time in a week that Singh has been summoned over alleged ceasefire violations by India. The summons came in the wake of “intentional targeting of innocent civilians is high condemnable,” as a Foreign Office spokesman put it in the statement. Also Read: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir


“Pakistan has expressed its deep concern at the continuous unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian security forces and the intentional targeting of innocent civilians, which is high condemnable,” the statement added. The summon comes on the day when an Indian civilian and an Army jawan were injured in ceasefire violation from Pakistani side in Poonch sector in Kashmir. This was the fourth consecutive day of ceasefire violations by Pakistan. The Poonch sector in Kashmir’s Balakot district saw heavy firing from the Pakistani side, which went on for hours. Indian troops retaliated to the firing.