AJK PM, army chief discuss LoC situation

Gen Qamar Bajwa assures Raja Farooq of army’s capability to respond to all types of cross border threats: ISPR

News Desk January 18, 2017
Azad Jammu & Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan in a meeting with Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at military's General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. PHOTO: ISPR

Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed on Wednesday the situation across the Line of Control (LoC).

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the AJK premier called on the army chief at the military’s General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

“The COAS assured the PM that Pakistan Army is fully prepared and capable to respond to all types of threat from across [the border],” the statement said.

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The restive Himalayan region suffered a rise in violence last year after the killing in July of a popular young rebel leader in a gun battle with Indian soldiers.

According to the military's media wing, besides security situation along the LoC, matters of mutual interests also came under discussion during the meeting.

“The prime minister thanked COAS for Pakistan Army’s contributions towards security and development in AJK, particularly in the fields of education, health and communications infrastructure,” the ISPR added.

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, but both claim it in full.


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