IAF Raid: Pakistan Summons Joint Session of Parliament, NCA Meeting 

Srinagar

Hours after the IAF raids deep inside Pakistan territory, a special meeting of the Pakistan National Security Committee (NSC) was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Radio Pakistan reported.

Pakistan National Security Committee (NSC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan

“The meeting was attended by Pakistan Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Finance, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, COAS, CNS, CAS and other civil & military officials,” said a report published by Radio Pakistan.

According to Radio Pakistan, “the forum strongly rejected Indian claim of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot and the claim of heavy casualties.”

“Once again Indian government has resorted to a self-serving, reckless and fictitious claim,” said the report.

“This action has been done for domestic consumption being in the election environment, putting regional peace and stability at grave risk,” it said.

“The claimed area of the strike is open for the world to see the facts on the ground. For this domestic and international media is being taken to the impact site,” Radio Pakistan reported

The report said that the forum concluded that India has committed uncalled for aggression to which Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing.

“To take the nation on board, the government has decided to requisition joint session of the Parliament,” reported Radio Pakistan.

“Imran Khan has summoned a special meeting of NCA on  Feb 27, 2019.  PM has directed that elements of national power including the Armed Forces and the people of Pakistan to remain prepared for all eventualities,” said the report.

“He decided to engage with global leaders to expose irresponsible Indian policy in the region,” it said.

“Imran Khan appreciated the timely and effective response of PAF to repulse Indian attempt without any loss of life or property,” Radio Pakistan added.

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