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PM Imran, Gen Qamar Bajwa visit LoC, meet troops and martyrs’ families

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan, along with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday.


According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the premier was also accompanied by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Chairman of Special Committee on Kashmir Syed Fakhar Imam.


During their visit, the prime minister and army chief interacted with troops and met the families of martyrs.


The country observed Defence and Martyrs Day on Friday. This year, Defence and Martyrs Day is also being observed as Kashmir Solidarity Day.


Tensions between Pakistan and India are high since last month, when ISPR said that Indian forces had used cluster munitions to target the civilian population in Azad Jammu and Kashmir from across the LoC; in violation of the Geneva Convention and international law.


Relations worsened when New Delhi repealed Article 370 of the Indian constitution, stripping occupied Kashmir of its special status. Instances of ceasefire violations by Indian forces from across the LoC have also increased and have resulted in casualties of both, civilians and soldiers.

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