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Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over Kashmir deaths

FO spokes­person says Indian HC was appris­ed of detail­s of threat­ening call to Govern­or House, Karach­i from New Delhi

A file photo of Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah. PHOTO: PID

A file photo of Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan summoned on Monday a senior Indian diplomat in protest aganst ceasefire violations that killed three civilians, including a teenage girl in Kashmir, the foreign ministry said.

The civilians were killed in shelling last week by Indian troops in the Shakargarh and Zafarwal sectors of the Working Boundary, bordering Azad Kashmir.

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“Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs … to protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations by India during the nights of 23rd, 24th and 25th October,” Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah said in a statement.

He said that as a result of the firing “three civilians, including a teenage girl, embraced shahadat (martyrdom) and 23 others [were] injured”.

The latest development comes amid worsening relations between the neighbouring countries.

The Foreign Office statement said it had also informed the Indian diplomat of a “threatening phone call” made from New Delhi late last Friday to the Governor’s House in Karachi.

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Local media had reported that the anonymous caller threatened to detonate explosives on the property. “Details of the call were also shared with him,” Khalilullah said, adding that India was asked to investigate but without giving further details.

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