RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday visited Line of Control (LOC) in Chirikot sector.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), PM Abbasi was briefed by the commanding general officer on the situation along LoC, the Indian ceasefire violations targeting civilians and befitting response by Pakistan Army.
The prime minister condemned the 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.
He interacted with families of the martyrs and injured due to Indian shelling and appreciated their determination and resolve. He announced increase in financial assistance to their families and approved funds to develop community protection bunkers for the safety of the civilian population.
Gen Bajwa directed immediate the evacuation of teenage girl to Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicin (AFIRM) in the United States for artificial limbs as she had lost her leg in the Indian shelling.
Later PM Abbasi also interacted with troops and acknowledged and appreciated the contributions and sacrifices of Pakistan Army in defending their motherland and for protecting people of Azad Kashmir.
“No other army of the world is parallel to Pakistan Army,” he said. “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. ”
Earlier upon arrival PM Abbasi and General Bajwa were received by Corps Commander Rawalpindi. Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider was also present on the occasion.