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Review meeting by Pakistan PM after IAF strikes across LoC

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Review meeting by Pakistan PM after IAF strikes across LoCPakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday summoned a meeting to review the situation after Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out multiple aerial strikes at major terror camps across Line of Control (LoC).

The meeting, which is being attended by defence and foreign ministry officials, has come hours after Pakistan Army confirmed that the IAF jets penetrated the LoC and dropped “payloads” in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

After the meeting, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is expected to address the media.

Earlier in the day, Qureshi also summoned an emergency meeting at the foreign office in Islamabad to discuss the situation.

During the meeting, he said, “I have already said that I don’t want to mislead the public. Clouds of danger are hovering over us and we will have to remain alert,” Samaa TV quoted Qureshi, as saying.

The air strike, in which 12 Mirage 2000 jets took part, was carried around 3:30 am, IAF sources told ANI. The jets dropped 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across the LoC, completely destroying them, sources added. Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) control rooms were also destroyed in the strikes.

The Indian action came 12 days after Pakistan-based JeM carried out a terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in Kashmir, killing around 40 personnel and injuring five others.

 

(Source: ANI)

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