ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan on Tuesday again summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh and lodged a strong protest over continued ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary by Indian forces.

Earlier, six civilians were killed and eight were injured after Indian forces opened unprovoked fire in the Nakial and Jamdrot sectors along the LoC.

Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said that the ceasefire violations continued yesterday in the Charwa and Bhagsar sector on the Working Boundary.

Meanwhile, European Union-based diplomatic mediator Faisal Muhammad accused Indian forces of ceasefire violations along LoC.

He expressed his extreme concern over the unprovoked firing and said Indian violation of ceasefire along the LoC and the Working Boundary was undermining Pakistan’s efforts to eliminate terrorists.

Faisal Muhammad, who has a status of “Observer Islamic Countries” also accused India of fuelling tensions with Pakistan, stating India was using Afghanistan ‘as a second front’ against Pakistan.

Analyst Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal said that India wanted to divert the world attention from the human rights violations in Held Kashmir by violating the LoC and blaming Pakistan for it.

“The tension along the LoC is not good for either of the countries. India is escalating tension just to please its extremist politicians and divert attention from human rights violations in Kashmir,” he said.

International affairs expert Dr Rasul Bakhsh Rais said India should stop LoC violations as it was threatening the regional peace. “Pakistan has been urging for peace but India has been exhibiting aggressive for weeks. They are creating an atmosphere of uncertainty,” he said.