ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian security forces on the civilian population along the Line of Control.
In a statement, he sought better status in heaven for those civilians and soldiers of Pakistan Army, who martyred in the firing and prayed early recovery of the injured.
The prime minister saluted the Pakistan Army for their bravery, valiance, and giving a befitting response to Indian security forces.
Nine Indian soldiers killed
India in its unprovoked ceasefire violations deliberately targeted civilians in Jura, Shahkot and Nousehri Sectors.
According to the ISPR, Pakistani forces effectively responded to enemy fire, killing nine Indian soldiers and injuring several others. Two Indian bunkers were also destroyed in retaliatory action.
During exchange of fire, one Pakistani soldier and five civilians were martyred while two soldiers and three civilians received injuries. Meanwhile, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor in a tweet said targeting innocent civilians by Indian Army was an attempt to justify their false claims of targeting alleged camps.
He said injured civilians had been evacuated to district hospitals.
Major General Asif Ghafoor said UNMOGIP as well as domestic and foreign media had open access to Azad Kashmir, a liberty not available in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The DG ISPR said Indian lies to justify their false claims and preparations for a false flag operation would continue to be exposed with truth.
Major General Asif Ghafoor further said that Indian Army was struggling to pick dead bodies and evacuate their injured soldiers.
He said Indian Army was raising white flag. “This they should think before initiating unprovoked ceasefire violations and respect military norms by avoiding targeting innocent civilians.”
Director General Inter Services Public Relations, Major General Asif Ghafoor has rejected India Army Chief’s claim of destroying three alleged camps in Azad Kashmir, saying there were no such camps let alone targeting those.
In a tweet, he said Indian Army Chief’s statement was disappointing as he held a very responsible appointment.
Major General Asif Ghafoor said Indian Embassy in Pakistan was welcome to take any foreign diplomat or media to prove the claim on ground.
The DG ISPR warned that propensity of false claims by senior Indian military leadership, especially since Pulwama incident, was detrimental to peace in the region.
He said such false claims by Indian Army were being made to suit vested domestic interests, which was against professional military ethos.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of armed forces has advised Indian media to avoid carrying out baseless and unfounded propaganda and follow the journalistic ethos of Pakistani media for reporting with responsibility.