India’s claim of surgical strikes has proved as a lie like the Samjhota Express drama, said Defense Minister Khawaja Asif on Sunday.
In a statement issued in Sialkot, Khawaja Asif stated curfew remains in place in Occupied Kashmir since the martyrdom of Burhan Wani about three months ago.
To a question, he said that hurdles are being created in implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, but no power can disrupt the project.
The minister said the Kashmiris are not able to offer Juma prayers.
Pakistan dismissed the claim that Indian forces conducted a surgical strike on Pakistani side of Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Kashmir violating the 2003 ceasefire treaty.
As many as two Pakistani soldiers were martyred as India resorted on unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan in response to Indian offence at the Line of Control killed at least 14 Indian soldiers.
Following the refusal from UN to confirm the Indian claims of ‘surgical strikes’, Pakistan Army on Saturday took independent journalists to the Line of Control (LoC) at Baghsir 20 kilometers from Bhimber to show the situation on ground.
“The area is such that infiltration by Indian forces is impossible and the area is monitored in such a way that even movement of wildlife does not go undetected,”Geo News’ Zarghoon Shah reported.
India claimed it filmed surgical strikes, but despite strong rebuttal and growing suspicion over its claims, India has yet to release any footage to substantiate its claims.
Secretary General UN, Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric also on Saturday rejected the Indian claims.
Dujarric said “The UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has not directly observed any firing across the LoC related to the latest incidents.”
When asked to explain how UNMOGIP can say it did not observe any firing even as India said it has conducted the surgical strikes, Dujarric repeated that UNMOGIP has not “directly observed” any of the firing.