Pakistan Calls ‘Emergency Meeting’ After Air Strikes by India
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called an "emergency meeting" on Tuesday, 26 February, after India carried out air strikes across the LoC and destroyed terror camps in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Sources in Islamabad 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 on 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.
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 at the time of publishing this piece.
(Published in arrangement with PTI)