Heavy Firing By Pakistan On Indian Posts In J&K | Pakistan Responds

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In the wake of IAF air strikes on JeM camps in Pakistan in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called an 'emergency meeting' to discuss the security situation and a response to India with high-level officials in his ministry.

According to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, PM Khan summoned the meeting at 11 am Tuesday, Dawn reported. The meeting is underway at the moment.

Earlier in the day, Pakistani Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of Inter-Services Public relations (ISPR) which is the media wing of the Pakistani army also confirmed the attacks in a tweet.
"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," he tweeted.

"Indian Air Force violated Line of Control Pakistan. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircraft gone back," he said in the official tweet.

Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling at forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor, Nowshera and Mendhar areas on Tuesday evening.

Pointing out that the shelling was heavy, sources said that it restarted after a brief lull of less than 12 hours as earlier the Pakistani troops had resorted to unprovoked small arms fire and mortar shelling in Poonch’sGulpur area from 12 midnight to 1.30 am Tuesday.

While in adjoining Rajouri district’s Nowshera sector, Pakistani troops have been resorting to mortar shelling and small arms fire for past many days, the ceasefire violation in Akhnoor sector came after nearly three months.

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