Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday called summoned an emergency meeting at Islamabad’s foreign office to discuss the situation in the wake of aerial strikes at major terror camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir by Indian Air Force.
According to Radio Pakistan, the meeting is being attended by former foreign secretaries and senior ambassadors.
Qureshi will meet PM Imran Khan after the meeting in which he will discuss the security situation with high-level officials.
Sources here said that Qureshi summoned the “emergency meeting” at the foreign office for consultations.
In New Delhi, sources said that India is believed to have carried out air strikes inside Pakistan early on Tuesday and targeted terror camps.
The strikes involving several fighter jets of the Indian Air Force successfully destroyed camps belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfits in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the sources told PTI.
Earlier, the Pakistan army alleged that the Indian Air Force (IAF) violated the Line of Control (LoC) in Muzafarabad sector.
“Indian aircraft intruded from Muzafarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage,” Major general Asif Ghafoor, director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan army, said in a tweet.
“Indian Air Force violated Line of Control in Pakistan. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircraft gone back,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Pakistani media was reporting that the Indian government has staged a symbolic intrusion due to domestic pressure.
However, Prime Minister Imran Khan has not commented on the issue yet.