Political leaders briefed in-camera on Indian aggression

09:00 PM | 27 Feb, 2019
Political leaders briefed in-camera on Indian aggression
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ISLAMABAD - Parliamentary leaders received an in-camera briefing on Indian aggression Wednesday evening at the Parliament House in Islamabad.

Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), also arrived at the Parliament House in this regard.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was responsible for briefing the opposition on the government's strategy in the aftermath of aggression by India in the aftermath of Pulwama attack.

The participants were taken into confidence regarding Pakistan's strategy and about the decisions taken during the National Command Authority meeting earlier in the day which was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Senior parliamentary leaders, along with their party delegations attended the in-camera briefing.

Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former NA Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, former defence minister Khawaja Asif, Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Sanaullah, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Raja Mohammad Zafarul Haq and Senator Mushahidullah Khan were to represent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Naveed Qamar, Sherry Rehman, Saleem Mandviwala, and former Senate chairman Mian Raza Rabbani had to represent Pakistan Peoples Party.

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Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari, Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood and others participated on behalf of the government.

The in-camera briefing comes a day before the joint session of the parliament concerning the latest spate of ceasefire violations by Narendra Modi-led India.

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian aircraft which violated its airspace on Wednesday. One of the Indian pilots was also arrested by Pakistan who is being 'treated well'.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan offered India one more time to start a dialogue  in an address to the Pakistani nation saying, it was nowhere in the interest of Pakistan for it to be used as a base for militancy.

Tension escalated between Pakistan and India in the aftermath of Pulwama attack on February 14th following which Indian Air Force violated Line of Control on Tuesday before being whisked away by Pakistan Air Force.