Pakistan foreign minister convenes emergency meeting after Indian Air Force operation across LoC
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called an emergency meeting after India carried out air strikes across the LoC and destroyed terror camps
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called an emergency meeting after India carried out air strikes across the LoC
Qureshi will meet PM Imran Khan after the meeting in which he will discuss the security situation
The Pakistan Army alleged that the Indian Air Force violated the Line of Control in Muzafarabad sector
Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called an "emergency meeting" Tuesday after India carried out air strikes across the LoC and destroyed terror camps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Qureshi will meet Prime Minister Imran Khan after the meeting in which he will discuss the security situation with high-level officials.
Sources here said that Qureshi summoned the "emergency meeting" at the Foreign Office for consultations.
In New Delhi, sources said that India is believed to have carried out air strikes inside Pakistan early Tuesday and targeted terror camps.
The strikes involving several fighter jets of the Indian Air Force successfully destroyed camps belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfits in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the sources told PTI.
Earlier, the Pakistan Army alleged that the Indian Air Force (IAF) violated the Line of Control (LoC) in Muzafarabad sector.
"Indian aircraft intruded from Muzafarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage," Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, said in a tweet.
Indian aircrafts’ intrusion across LOC in Muzafarabad Sector within AJ&K was 3-4 miles.Under forced hasty withdrawal aircrafts released payload which had free fall in open area. No infrastructure got hit, no casualties. Technical details and other important information to follow.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 26, 2019
"Indian Air Force violated Line of Control Pakistan. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircraft gone back," he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Pakistani media was reporting that the Indian government has staged a symbolic intrusion due to domestic pressure.
Prime Minister Khan has not commented on the issue.
Angry supporters of the hardline Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) attacked a garment factory on Friday and lynched its general manager Diyawadana, who was in his 40s, before setting his body on fire over allegations of blasphemy
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