RAWALPINDI: Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza took up the issue of continuing surge in ceasefire violations by Indian Army along the Line of Control (LoC) and working boundary as the hotline contact was establis-
hed between DGMOs of the two countries.
Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza also highlighted deliberate targeting of innocent civilians residing along the LoC and working boundary by Indian forces on false pretext of reaction against alleged cross infiltration.
So far, during the current year, 219 innocent civilians, including 112 women and children, have become casualty (Shaheed/injured) due to Indian targeted ceasefire violations.
The Pakistan DGMO said that such unprofessional and unethical acts are provocative, detrimental to the peace, vitiate the situation along LoC and also contribute towards further escalation. He further said that instead of blame game, Indian security forces need to look inwards.
Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza emphasised that durable peace along the LoC and working boundary is contingent upon practical manifestation of existing understandings by Indian troops on ground.