SIALKOT: The 100 houses were badly damaged by the unprovoked intensified mortar shelling on Sialkot border villages in Bajwat and Phookaliyaan sectors of Sialkot Working Boundary here yesterday (Tuesday).
District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sialkot Dr. Asif Tufail disclosed this while talking to the newsmen here Wednesday. He said that the district administration of Sialkot has started special survey to assess the actual losses of properties in the Indian shelling hit Bajwat villages. He said that as per the initial reports 100 houses were badly damaged by Indian BSF unprovoked mortar shelling in Sukhiyaal, Kachhi Maand, Rampur, Looni, Kheri, Bajwat, Kotli, Kaliyaal and Dhadiyaal villages yesterday.
DCO added that the Indian BSF brutal mortar shelling also killed 21 cattle besides injuring seriously 67 other cattle in these border villages. He said that the special teams of the veterinary health department gave the medical treatment to these cattle injured by the Indian BSF shelling in Bajwat villages.
Meanwhile, after the five-day long silence on the Sialkot Working Boundary, the Indian shelling victim local people with high spirits and hopes of peace, have restarted going back to shelled houses in Indian shelling hit Sialkot border villages in Bajwat and Phookaliyaan sectors along the Sialkot Working Boundary here.
Praying for the durable peace between the two nuclear neighbours, the affected people were found going back to the homes in Sialkot border villages including Sukhiyaal, Kachhi Maand, Rampur, Looni, Kheri, Bajwat, Kotli, Kaliyaal and Dhadiyaal in Bajwat and Phookaliyaan sectors along the Sialkot Working Boundary here on Wednesday.
According to the senior officials of the Punjab Rangers , it remained lull on both sides of Sialkot Working Boundary on Wednesday.