In pictures: Foreign diplomats visit areas damaged by Indian firing along LoC

Published: October 22, 2019
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Diplomatic corps visits LoC, India refuses rare Pakistan invite. 
PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomatic corps visits LoC, India refuses rare Pakistan invite. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Pakistan on Tuesday took foreign diplomats to the Line of Control (LoC) as part of efforts to debunk India’s claims of targeting alleged “terror launch pads” in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

India’s top diplomat was not part of the group, refusing Islamabad’s rare invite and lending further credence to Pakistan’s doubts over the veracity of New Delhi’s claims.

The diplomats and accompanying media personnel were given a tour of the affected areas and were shown remnants of the shells fired by Indian forces.

The visit was organised by Pakistan in the wake of Sunday’s deadly exchange at the LoC sparked by India’s ceasefire violations.

Nine Indian soldiers were killed, while one Pakistani soldier and five civilians were martyred as the two sides exchanged heavy fire in Jura, Shahkot and Nousheri sectors.

Diplomatic corps visits LoC, India refuses rare Pakistan invite. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomatic corps visits LoC, India refuses rare Pakistan invite. PHOTO: EXPRESS

FO Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal and some foreign diplomats in an army chopper en route to the LOC. PHOTO: EXPRESS

FO Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal and foreign diplomats in an army helicopter en route to the LOC. PHOTO: EXPRESS

DG ISPR briefs the diplomatic corps during the LoC visit. PHOTO: EXPRESS

DG ISPR briefs the diplomatic corps during the LoC visit. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The diplomats and accompanying media personnel are shown remnants of the shells fired by Indian forces. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The diplomats and accompanying media personnel are shown remnants of shells fired by Indian forces. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The diplomats and accompanying media personnel are shown remnants of the shells fired by Indian forces. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The diplomats and accompanying media personnel are shown remnants of the shells fired by Indian forces. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The diplomats and accompanying media personnel are shown remnants of the shells fired by Indian forces. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The diplomats and accompanying media personnel are shown remnants of the shells fired by Indian forces. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomatic corps visits LoC, India refuses rare Pakistan invite. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Group picture of diplomats and Pakistani officials. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomatic corps visits LoC, India refuses rare Pakistan invite. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomats during the LoC tour. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A diplomat doing shopping from a damaged shop in Jura bazaar, AJK. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A diplomat shopping from a damaged shop in Jura bazaar, AJK. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomatic corps visits LoC, India refuses rare Pakistan invite. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomats in the Jura bazaar area. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomatic corps visits LoC, India refuses rare Pakistan invite. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomats in the Jura bazaar area. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomatic corps visits LoC, India refuses rare Pakistan invite. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomats during the LoC visit. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomatic corps, DG ISPR visiting more areas in LoC. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Diplomatic corps, DG ISPR visiting more areas in LoC. PHOTO: EXPRESS

 

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