Islamabad:  Cheques worth Pakistani Rs.75,000 ($729) have been distributed among 23 people injured in villages in Sialkot by the shelling across the frontier in Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said Friday.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif distributed the cheques at Sialkot’s Combined Military Hospital on Thursday, Dawn online  reported.

He also inquired after the injured persons and presented them bouquets.

The chief minister urged the UN to take serious  notice of the brutal killing of innocent citizens in border  villages.

The latest string of ceasefire violations  on the 700-km LoC and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir started Oct 3.

On Pakistan’s side, two people were killed in  Sialkot Thursday in latest firing, raising the number of deaths  in the past few days to 13 and of the injured to 43.

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