Two Pakistani martyred & six injured by Indian shelling


SIALKOT: Two Pakistani citizens martyred and six including three children injured by the unprovoked intensified mortar shelling of Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on border villages in Bajwat Sector of Sialkot Working Boundary here Tuesday.

According to the senior officials of the Punjab Rangers, the Pakistani people in Sialkot border villages of Bajwat sector were having breakfast in their homes in this morning, when the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) started unprovoked intensified mortar shelling on border villages in Bajwat Sector of Sialkot Working Boundary here at 05:30 am, which continued for seven hours till 01:30 pm intermittently, targeting the civilian population there.

In village Sukhial-Bajwat, a local farmer Mohammad Akram’s family was sitting in the courtyard of their house after saying Fajar prayers, when some heavy mortar shells fired by Indian BSF badly hit their house, killing a boy Mohammad Asif (14 years old) on the spot, besides, injuring his father Mohammad Akram (45) and two minor children Fatima Akram (eight years old), Qaisar Akram (11 years old) and Mohammad Aslam brother of Mohammad Akram.

In village Kachhi Maand-Bajwat, a youth Mohammad Adnan (22 years old) son of Mohammad Din was also sitting in the courtyard of his house, when some mortar shells fired by Indian BSF badly hit him, killing him on the spot.

In village Kheri-Bajwat, a local farmer Mohammad Sadiq (45) and his wife Shehnaz Bibi were injured seriously as the mortar shells fired by Indian BSF badly hit their house, injuring them seriously.

The injured Mohammad Sadiq , Shehnaz Bibi( both husband and wife), Mohammad Akram, his two minor children Fatima Akram and Qaiser and Mohammad Aslam were shifted to Combine Military Hospital (CMH) Sialkot, where the condition of the injured children was stated to be critical.

The martyred Pakistani citizens, after this noon, were laid to rest in their native graveyards in border villages Sukhial and Kachhi Maand of Bajwat sector along the Sialkot Working Boundary here. A large number of the people attended their funerals held there separately.

Local grieved families and heirs of the Pakistani citizens, martyred by Indian mortarshelling, staged anti India protest demonstrations by placing the dead bodies in villages’ Chowks. They lodged their strong protest against the Indian BSF hostilities in border villages along the Sialkot Working Boundary. They also chanted anti-India slogans there.

They urged the Pakistan government to take up the burning nasty issue of Indian BSF mounting hostilities along Sialkot Working Boundary to the UNO and all the other main international forums.

Local MNA Ch. Armughan Subhani flanked by Sufi Mohammad Ishaq, today, visited the Indian shelling hit these border villages in Bajwat Sector of Sialkot Working Boundary. He deeply condoled with the grieved families of the said martyred Sialkot villagers. He strongly condemned the brutal killings of Pakistani villagers in Sialkot border villages by the Indian unprovoked shelling of Indian BSF there.

MNA Ch. Armughan Subhani told that several houses of the local villagers were also badly damaged by unprovoked mortar shelling on Sialkot border villages in Sukhial, Kachhi Maand, Looni, Kheri and surrounding villages in Bajwat Sector of Sialkot Working Boundary here today. He said that the boundary walls, roof top walls, roofs and streets walls in these villages were badly damaged by the Indian mortar shells there.

Several heavy mortar shells fired by Indian BSF landed into local fields and could not explode, he added.

According to the senior officials of the Punjab Rangers, the Punjab Rangers retaliated instantly and effectively in befitting manners, making the Indian guns silent, in this regard.

MNA Ch. Armughan Subhani said that the Pakistan has lodged a strong protest against the brutal killings of Pakistani citizens by unprovoked mortar shelling of Indian BSF

On July 16, 2015, three Pakistani citizens Rahat Mehmood, Mohammad Boota and Ghulam Mustafa were martyred and five other persons including two women were injured by the unprovoked intensified mortar shelling of Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on Sialkot border villages in Chaprar Sector of Sialkot Working Boundary here. Indian mortar shells had also killed 15 cattle of local villagers in Chaprar sector border villages.