Federal cabinet condemns ongoing Indian aggression

PM Khan briefs cabinet regarding latest situation after Pakistan and India engage in tit-for-tat airstrikes


Rizwan Ghilzai February 28, 2019
PM Imran Khan. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet met in the capital on Thursday and condemned the aggression shown by India along the Line of Control (LoC).

The cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, discussed a 12-point agenda.

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The premier briefed the members regarding the latest situation as tensions between Pakistan and India escalate following tit-for-tat airstrikes in the wake of a suicide car bombing that killed at least 44 Indian paramilitary police in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) on February 14.

In the meeting, the members also lauded the action of the Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force (PAF), which they termed as an on-time response and praised the professionalism shown by the military. The PAF was also praised for shooting down two IAF aircraft.

The military’s media wing later released a video of the pilot, who introduced himself as Wing Commander Abhinandan, bearing service number 27981.

The action was taken a day after the Indian Air Force violated Pakistani airspace. However, Prime Minister Imran Khan also called for talks between the two nations.

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and world leaders expressed deep concern over rising tensions between Pakistan and India. Guterres also offered mediation between both countries for de-escalation.

The federal cabinet also approved the decisions taken by the National Security Committee (NSC), the National Command Authority (NCA) and the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC).

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