Diplomatic corps taken to LoC to ascertain India’s false accusations against Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Diplomatic corps reached the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday to visit the sectors hit by the Indian troops firing on Saturday and Sunday.

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The diplomatic corps were accompanied by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal.

The diplomatic corps will visit Jura, Shahkot and Nousheri’s sectors along the LoC and observes the ground situation.

The invitation to the diplomatic corps was extended on an emergency basis to heads of missions of all embassies in Islamabad. India Charge de Affairs was also invited to prove the claim of his army chief before the foreign diplomats.

Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor who is accompanying the diplomatic corps said Indian diplomats do not have the moral courage to see the truth on the ground.

DG ISPR tweeted, “what good Indian High Commission is which can’t stand with its Army Chief? Indian High Commission staff didn’t have the moral courage to accompany fellow diplomats in Pakistan to LoC.”

A group of foreign diplomats and media is on the way to LoC to see the truth on ground, he added.

Earlier, Dr Faisal in a tweet said the Indian side has not joined them to visit LoC. “The Indian side has not joined us in the visit to LoC neither have they provided coordinates of the alleged “launchpads”.

“Claims” by Indian Army Chief remain just that: claims”, he added.

The diplomats, including ambassadors and high commissioners, are accompanied by the senior journalists representing international media. The diplomats and journalists will be free to visit any part of the area hit by the Indian Army and interview anyone to ascertain the presence or lack thereof any training camp there since the Indian Army chief claimed on Sunday after a two-day bombardment that it targeted the so-called camps where the freedom fighters were imparted military training.

At least five civilians and one soldier were martyred on Sunday in cross-border firing.

The Indian Defence Attache told The News on Monday evening that he was not going to the LoC while the Indian Charge’d Affaires said New Delhi had not granted him permission to visit the LOC.

DG ISPR on Monday had said Pakistan would take diplomats and media on the given locations where India claimed it destroyed three alleged militant camps in Pakistan, to present the actual facts on ground.

He tweeted, “Indians have no grounds to support the false claim made by their COAS. If they don’t want to go they have the option to share claimed targeted locations with our foreign office. We will take foreign diplomats & media tomorrow on those given locations. Let all see facts on ground.”

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