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India jeopardizing peace in South Asia; Qureshi tells Pompeo

India jeopardizing peace in South Asia; Qureshi tells Pompeo
February 26, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a telephonic contact with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and apprised him about the Line of Control (LoC) violation by India and the sentiments of Pakistani government, parliament and the people. During the telephonic conversation, the minister said India is jeopardizing the peace in South Asia for its political purposes and elections. He added that Pakistan is desirous of peace in the region, but will not compromise on its territorial integrity. The foreign Minister said that Pakistan has already conveyed Indian designs to the international community. He said Indian aggression can disturb joint efforts to establish peace in Afghanistan. FM Qureshi condemned the Indian aggression and expressed hope that US will play its role in this regard.
DG ISPR challenges India to stay in Pakistan for 21 minute
Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor has challenged India to stay in Pakistan only for 21 minutes, as being claimed, if it has courage. Responding to the Indian claims of attacking inside Pakistan, while addressing a presser, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that Pakistan will respond differently and India should wait for a surprise. He also said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has clarified that Pakistan would definitely respond if attacked. “Our enemy displays foolishness even in enmity,” he said. He refuted the Indian claims of being present inside the Pakistani airspace for 21 minutes during their LoC breach today. “Almighty Allah is all powerful. Let India come and stay in Pakistani airspace for 21 minutes. We will see what will happen next,” he termed. The DG ISPR said that there had been tensions between Pakistan and India for the last days. “India has claimed to have killed 350 ‘terrorists’. Where are the bodies or debris if their claims are true?” Earlier today, Indian Air Force fighter jets violated Line of Control (LoC) in Muzaffarabad Sector and had to flee following the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) immediate response, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. In a follow-up post, he added that  Indian aircraft intruded from Muzafarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage was reported till the filing of this report. “Indian aircraft intrusion across LoC in Muzafarabad Sector within AJK was 3-4 miles. Under forced hasty withdrawal aircraft released payload which had free fall in open area. No infrastructure got hit, no casualties. Technical details and other important information to follow,” the DG ISPR tweeted earlier.