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PAF forces Indian aircrafts to scramble back after LoC violation: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Indian Air Force aircrafts violated Line of Control (LoC) on early Tuesday, Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in his tweet.


He said Indian aircrafts 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.


In his post on official Twitter account, Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Pakistani Air Force “immediately scrambled” after which the Indian planes returned.


Shah Mehmood Qureshi calls high-level meeting

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has called a high-level emergency meeting at the office of foreign ministry for consultation with former foreign secretaries and senior diplomats on the escalating tensions with India.


In his exclusive talk to Dunya News, he asserted that India has been pushing the entire region towards instability just for the sake of elections.


He informed that he has spoken with the foreign ministers of various countries to apprise them about the current situation.


Tensions between Pakistan and India have been escalated since a suicide attack in occupied Kashmir killed 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers.


The attack saw explosives packed inside a van rip through buses in a convoy of 78 vehicles carrying some 2,500 members of the paramilitary CRPF.


India threatens to isolate Pakistan at international level

Indian government had blamed Pakistan for Pulwama attack and threatened to isolate it at international level.


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said those behind the terror attack would pay a “very heavy price” and had made a “huge mistake”.


Union Minister Arun Jaitley said they will take all possible diplomatic steps to ensure “complete isolation” of Pakistan and has withdrawn Most Favoured Nation status to the country.


FM Qureshi writes letter to UN Chief

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi wrote a letter to the UN Secretary General.


“It is with a sense of urgency that I draw your attention to the deteriorating security situation in our region resulting from the threat of use of force against Pakistan by India.” the Foreign Minister stated.


He said the Pulwama attack on Indian Central Reserve Police Force was ostensibly and even by Indian accounts carried out by a Kashmiri resident of Indian Occupied Kashmir. Attributing it to Pakistan even before investigations is absurd.


“For domestic political reasons, India has deliberately ratcheted up its hostile rhetoric against Pakistan and created a tense environment. It has also hinted that it may abandon the Indus Waters Treaty. This would be a grievous error.”


Will retaliate against Indian aggression without thinking: PM Imran

Imran Khan addressed the nation in a video message and said India alleged Pakistan without any evidence. The premier told India to leave its “judge, jury and execution” approach.


He said, “War is easy to start but difficult to end as it does not remain in human hands afterwards. It is not a sane approach to start a war.”


Imran Khan told India to leave its “judge, jury and execution” approach. “War is easy to start but difficult to end as it does not remain in human hands afterwards. It is not a sane approach to start a war,” he said.


He said Pakistan has no benefit in conducting such operations, especially when Islamabad was planning to sign historic deals with Saudi Arabia upon the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


“Only a fool would do such a thing to sabotage the visit of the crown prince. Pakistan is going towards stability and fighting against terrorism,” he added.

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