Surgical Strikes: Pakistan cabinet meeting underway to discuss next course of action

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Updated: September 30, 2016 11:14:32 AM

Following the 'surgical strikes' by India across the LoC in Pakistan that eliminated 35 terrorists, a cabinet meeting has been called in Islamabad, led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

india, surgical strikes, pakistan terror attacks, uri attacks, nawaz sharif cabinet meetingIt is reported that the cabinet meeting led by Pm Nawaz Sharif has been called to discuss the next course of action following the strike by India. (Reuters)

Following the ‘surgical strikes’ by India across the LoC in Pakistan that eliminated 35 terrorists, a cabinet meeting has been called in Islamabad, led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. It is reported that the cabinet meeting has been called to discuss the next course of action following the strike by India, that the neighbour had termed as “cross-border firing”. Earlier yesterday, Maleeha Lohi, Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN had said that India was conducting such strikes to divert attention from its domestic problem of Kashmir.

While Lohi had said that an Indian soldier wax captured trying to cross the border, the Indian army has completely denied any casualties of any kind. She had also urged the international community to caution restraint to India. Meanwhile yesterday, Pakistani Airforce had said that it was prepared for any and all eventualities. In India, it was reported that evacuation process was carried out in the villages near the border region, considering the possibility of armed conflicts. Schools near the border in Punjab have been shut down until further notice.

Earlier today, it was reported the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would review the LoC situation at the international border in Pakistan at a Cabinet Committee. India had carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, with the Army saying it had inflicted “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK, days after Modi warned Uri attack would not go unpunished. Pakistan had yesterday, summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale over “unprovoked firing” by India in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed.

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