“Pakistan Army responded effectively. Reports of heavy losses on enemy in terms of men and material,” read the statement.
It added that during the exchange of intense fire, a 39-year-old soldier, identified as Havaldar Liaqat, embraced martyrdom.
The deceased soldier was a resident of Punjab’s Chakwal district.
Indian diplomat summoned over LoC violations
On Sunday, Pakistan registered a “strong protest” after summoning a senior Indian diplomat to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for India’s continued unprovoked aggression at the LoC.
“A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today (Sunday) to register Pakistan’s strong protest over ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the LoC on 5th September 2020, resulting in serious injuries to one innocent civilian,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office (FO).
The FO noted that the Indian forces “have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-calibre mortars and automatic weapons” along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB).
It added that in 2020, so far, India has committed 2,158 ceasefire violations which had martyred 17 and had left 168 civilians with serious injuries.
“Condemning the deplorable targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, it was underscored that such senseless acts are in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, and are also against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct,” said the FO.
The FO noted that the “egregious violations of international law” were part of India’s “consistent attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC,” adding that they were also a threat to regional peace and security.
The senior Indian diplomat was told that India — by raising tensions along the LoC and the WB — cannot divert the world’s attention from the grave human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).