ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday summoned Acting Indian High Commissioner, to lodge protest after Indian Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed at Tashpura Post shot dead an elderly Pakistani goat-herder, who had inadvertent crossed the border in Narowal’s Shakargarh village,
According to Foreign Office spokesperson, three Pakistani villagers came under fire after they inadvertently crossed the international border while collecting fodder.
“One of them collapsed under the volley of machine gun fire after sustaining serious wounds, while the other two managed to safely return to the Pakistani side”, the statement said.
The spokesman added that immediately after a Company Commander level contact was established by Pakistan Rangers to pull the wounded Pakistani through, but the BSF refused to comply and the injured died in the custody of BSF troops.
The deceased was identified as Touqeer.
Pakistan condemned the action of the BSF troops, which was in violation of the Border Ground Rules.
In its protest, Pakistan called upon India to respect the lives of civilians and refrain from indiscriminate firing, which has caused loss of precious human lives.
Yesterday, another civilian Muhammad Din s/o Sultan was killed by the Indian troops in Rawlakot.