Islamabad: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Line of Control in Chirikot sector, Inter Services Public Relations said Friday.
PM Abbasi was briefed by General Officer Commanding on situation along the LoC, Indian Ceasefire Violations targeting civilians and befitting professional response by Pakistan Army.
PM condemned Indian unprofessional approach of targeting innocent civilians. He said Pakistan shall continue its political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris for their just struggle.
While interacting with families of shaheeds and injured in Indian shelling, PM Abbasi appreciated their determination and resolve. He also announced enhancement in financial assistance to the families of shaheeds and injured and approved funds to develop community protection bunkers for safety of civilian population.
Army Chief directed immediate evacuation of teen aged girl to Armed Forces Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine for artificial limb as she had lost her leg due to Indian shelling.
Later, PM also interacted with troops. He acknowledged and appreciated contributions and sacrifices of Pakistan Army in defending motherland and protecting people of Azad Kashmir.
“No other Army of the World is parallel to Pakistan Army. Restoration of peace against terrorism despite out commitments against perpetual threat from eastern border is milestone achievement and together we shall take it towards enduring peace and stability,” PM said.
Prime Minister AJK Raja Farooq Haider was also present during the visit.
Earlier, upon arrival PM Abbasi and Army Chief were received by Commander Rawalpindi Corps.