PM approves protection bunkers for civilian population along LoC

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Gen Qamar Bajwa visit Line of Control, condemn Indian ceasefire violations

News Desk November 10, 2017

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved on Friday funds to develop community protection bunkers for the safety of civilian population along the Line of Control (LoC).

PM Abbasi and army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the LoC in Chirikot sector, according to the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR). PM Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) was also present on the occasion.

While interacting with families of martyrs and injured due to Indian shelling, the PM announced enhancement in financial assistance to the families, and also condemned Indian unprofessional approach of targeting innocent civilians.

PM Abbasi said Pakistan shall continue its political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris for their just struggle.

On the occasion, Gen Qamar directed immediate evacuation of teenage girl to Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM) for artificial limb as she had lost her leg due to Indian shelling.

Earlier, he was briefed by general officer commanding on situation along LoC, Indian ceasefire violations (CFVs) targeting civilians and befitting professional response by Pakistan Army.

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The PM also interacted with troops and acknowledged and appreciated contributions and sacrifices of army in defending the motherland and protecting the people of Azad Kashmir.

"No other army of the world is parallel to Pakistan Army," he said. "Restoration of peace against terrorism despite our commitments against perpetual threat from eastern border is a milestone achievement and together we shall take it towards enduring peace and stability."

In 2017 to date, Indian forces have carried out more than 900 ceasefire violations along LoC and the Working Boundary, killing at least 43 civilians and injuring 153 others.


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