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No Indian High Commission diplomat ready to go to LoC: DG ISPR

Shahbaz Ahmed Reporter

22nd Oct, 2019. 12:47 pm
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Director General (DG) Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor on Tuesday has said that Indian diplomats did not dare to go to the Line of Control (LoC).

In a series of tweet he said, “Indian High Commission staff didn’t have the moral courage to accompany fellow diplomats in Pakistan to LOC. “However, a group of foreign diplomats and media is on the way to LOC to see the truth on ground.”

Earlier in a day, Pakistan took a team of diplomatic corps to the Neelum Valley in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) along the Line of Control to witness firsthand if Indian Army had smashed four terror launch pads.

Let it be known that Pakistan invited the entire diplomatic corps to visit the restive LoC and inspect the areas hit by Indian shelling on Saturday night and Sunday.

According to diplomatic sources, invitations were extended to heads of missions of all embassies in Islamabad to visit Jura, Shahkot and Nousehri sectors along the LoC and observe the ground situation.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal was also accompanying the diplomatic corps.

Dr. Muhammad Faisal, in a tweet, said the Indian side has not joined the diplomatic corps in the visit to LoC.

He said that they have neither provided coordinates of the alleged “launchpads”.

He revealed that the FO had been waiting for a response from Indian High Commission, and remained silent when it was asked to visit the LoC to verify to accusations against Pakistan.

The development came after Maj Gen Ghafoor’s challenge to the Indian army to prove its accusations.

Indian forces had used mortars and artillery to intentionally target civilians in these sectors, which resulted in the martyrdom of five civilians and one Pakistan Army soldier.

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