RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa paid a joint visit to Line of Control (LoC) at Chirikot Sector on Friday.
Media cell of the army reported that PM Abbasi and COAS Bajwa visited Line of Control whilst premier of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) was also present. PM was briefed by General Officer Commanding on situation along LOC, Indian Cease Fire Violations (CFVs) targeting civilians and befitting professional response by Pakistan Army.
PM condemned Indian unprofessional approach of targeting innocent civilians.
He said that Pakistan shall continue its political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris for their just struggle. While interacting with families of Shaheeds and Injured due to Indian shelling, PM appreciated their determination and resolve. PM announced enhancement in financial assistance to the families of Shaheeds / injured and approved funds to develop community protection bunkers for safety of civilian population.
COAS directed immediate evacuation of teen aged girl to AFIRM for artificial limb as she had lost her leg due to Indian shelling.
Later PM also interacted with troops. He acknowledged and appreciated contributions & sacrifices of Pakistan Army in defending motherland and for protecting people of Azad Kashmir. “No other Army of the world is parallel to Pak Army. Restoration of peace against terrorism despite our commitments against perpetual threat from eastern border is a milestone achievement and together we shall take it towards enduring peace and stability” PM said.
Earlier upon arrival PM and COAS were received by Commander Rawalpindi Corps.