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Pakistan hold emergency meeting after India strikes

February 27, 2019

Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the foreign minister of Pakistan said that better sense should prevail in India after Indian fighter jets crossed the Line of Control and carried out an airstrike on a terror camp in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

I will term it a grave aggression.It is a violation of the Line of Control. Pakistan holds the right to self defence and proper response - Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan Foreign Minister

The Indian Air Force carried out the strikes at the biggest training centre of Jaish-e-Mohammed using Mirage 2000. Reports are that nearly 300 terrorists were killed.

On Twitter, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's party said, "Pakistan is fully prepared to respond to any misadventure." In a statement, his party spokesperson added that Khan has "directed armed forces and people of Pakistan to remain prepared for all eventualities".

Qureshi also said the Indian government is disturbing the peace for political gains. "Indian government is in dire need of winning the upcoming elections, selfish enough, they are willing to create unrest in the entire region. Pakistan will use all international forums to expose India while being ready to retaliate to any aggression".

The Pakistan government has called for a joint session of parliament tomorrow.

An emergency meeting was called after India carried out the strikes. This came less than two weeks after a terror attack in Pulwama killed 40 CRPF troopers. The Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed that attack.

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