Pakistan thwarts unprovoked Indian firing along working boundary in Sialkot


SIALKOT: Pakistani security forces swiftly responded to unprovoked gunfire originating from Indian forces along the Working Boundary in the Zafarwal sector of Sialkot on Thursday night.

This marks the second breach of the ceasefire terms jointly established by Islamabad and New Delhi in February 2021, affecting both the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary.

Tensions escalated when Indian forces made an apparent attempt to breach the Pakistani border, utilising quadcopter drones to surveil the movements of Pakistani security personnel stationed along the Working Boundary.

Pakistan’s security forces promptly thwarted this Indian incursion, prompting retaliatory unprovoked gunfire from the Indian side, leading to an exchange of hostilities.

Responding to the unwarranted aggression with a timely and firm countermeasure, Pakistan sought to maintain its territorial integrity in the face of this provocation.

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Numerous videos circulating on social media depict the local homes near the Kingra and Zafarwal areas along the working boundary, bearing the brunt of intense Indian gunfire.


This recent flare-up follows a disturbing incident in August, where the Indian Army engaged in unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Nikial Sector.

Tragically, innocent civilians, including a 60-year-old man named Ghias, lost their lives in the attack. Ghias, a resident of Oli village in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Koti district, fell victim to the violence, while three women who were working in the fields were left deeply traumatized by the incident, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The ceasefire, announced in February 2021 and agreed upon by both nations, aimed to restore peace along the Line of Control and in all other sectors. This rare joint statement was issued following a telephonic discussion between senior military officials from both Islamabad and New Delhi.

The agreement was significant, given the strained relations between the two countries since the Pulwama incident in February 2019. The recent breach of the ceasefire underscores the ongoing challenges in maintaining peace in the region.

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