IAF air strike : Pak PM Imran Khan convenes emergency meeting post strike, denies the attack happening altogether
Pakistans PM Imran Khan convenes a review meeting of the National Security Council on Tuesday post IAFs surgical strike on terrorist outfits training camps
Highlight: Pakistan's PM Imran Khan convenes a review meeting of the National Security Council on Tuesday post-IAF's surgical strike on terrorist outfit's training camps. Says, " we reject Indian claims of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot. Pakistan has decided to engage with the global leadership to expose India's irresponsible policy"
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a special meeting of the National Command Authority (NCA), which controls the country's nuclear arsenal, on Wednesday. The meeting was conducted a day after the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted airstrike across the Line of Control (LoC) and destroyed the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) training camps in Balakot.
The meeting is scheduled to be held at 1:00 pm and will see the attendance of by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and Army Chief General Qamar Javaid Bajwa. Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Federal Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal and Finance Minister Asad Umarheads of sensitive institutions and security officials will also attend the meeting.
On Tuesday (February 26), Imran Khan "rejected Indian claims of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot as well as the claim of heavy casualties" and said in a statement that Pakistan will decide the time and place of a response to the "aggression".
He said, "directed that elements of national power, including the armed forces and the people of Pakistan, remain prepared for all eventualities". Pakistan has stated it will "expose India's irresponsible policy" and its breach of the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said India's crossing of LoC would be raised at the United Nations (UN), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and among friendly countries.