Islamabad: On Saturday, Pakistan expressed their disapproval of "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces along the Line of Control in its administered Kashmir, which resulted in the death of a civilian. 

Pakistan summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh after a 65-year-old man was killed and a boy was injured in Indian firing along the LoC on August 18.

Director General at the South Asian desk of the Foreign Ministry Mohammad Faisal, who serves as spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said, “The Indian forces along the Line of Control and the Working boundary are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons”.

In a statement, he said that the Indian ceasefire violations have been on the rise since 2017, with the Indian forces committing over 1970 violations. 

In 2018, the Indian forces have committed over 1900 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the international border, resulting in the death of 31 civilians.

Faisal told Singh, “The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation”.

India and Pakistan had declared a ceasefire in 2003, however, both sides often accuse each other of unpremeditated conflict.

Faisal asked India to respect the ceasefire agreement and investigate such issues and respect the ceasefire.