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PM, COAS visit LoC and reaffirm support for Kashmiris

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, accompanied by Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday, said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The premier visited the Chirikot sector of the LoC and was also accompanied by Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider.

During the visit, the prime minister was briefed by the general officer commanding the area and was informed of ceasefire violations by Indian forces.

Abbasi condemned the unprofessional approach, of targeting civilians residing in the area, by Indian forces and reiterated that Pakistan would continue to provide political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people for their struggle.

While interacting with the families of martyred and injured civilians, the premier announced enhanced financial assistance to the families of the martyrs and injured. During the visit, Abbasi also approved funds to develop bunkers to safeguard the community during episodes of firing from across the border.

Incidents of firing from across the border have increased after the right-wing government of Narendra Modi came to power and has caused significant damage to the material and human loss. Indian forces have used medium and heavy weapons in recent times to target the civilian population of AJK.


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