Following India's attack on terror camps on its land, Pakistan has said India had committed an “aggression” by violating the Line of Control (LoC) and that Islamabad had the “right to respond”.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, “First, they committed an aggression against Pakistan today. It is a violation of the LoC. I consider it a violation of the LoC, and Pakistan has the right to give a suitable response in self-defence.”
Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, said in a tweet,“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.” He added: “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control Pakistan. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircraft gone back.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan will raise the issue of India’s “violation” of the Line of Control (LoC) at the United Nations and other international forums, a media said. Geo TV reported that the decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by the top civil and military leadership, including Army chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa.