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AJK president visits LoC, interacts with victims of Indian shelling

Tells health dept to ensure availability of doctors, medicines and paramedical staff

Reporting | - Posted: Mar 5, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
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Posted: Mar 5, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
AJK president visits LoC, interacts with victims of Indian shelling

Tells health dept to ensure availability of doctors, medicines and paramedical staff

Families from AJK take shelter in a state-run school in Abbaspur after fleeing their village along the LoC because of cross-border shelling by Indian troops in July, 2017. Photo: AFP

Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan visited on Tuesday the Chakothi area of the Line of Control and met those affected by the cross border shelling between India and Pakistan.

He was briefed about the latest situation at the LoC by Pakistan Army officials and the officials of the district administration.

Talking to the affectees of unprovoked shelling at Chakothi and Hattian Balla, the president praised the courage and determination of the people living in Khalana and Pando area of the LoC and said the government is fully aware of the problems being faced by the people.

Related: Azad Jammu and Kashmir assembly denounces Indian shelling along LoC

Condemning Indian shelling, President Khan said Indian troops are intentionally escalating tensions along the LoC to divert the international community’s attention from unrelenting human rights violations in Indian-administered Kashmir on one hand and to woo extremist Indian voters on the other.

Paying tribute to the armed forces for defending the frontiers of the country with great courage, the president noted that contrarily India’s army was constantly acting unscrupulously due to its frustration over failures to curb the popular freedom struggle in held Kashmir.

He said Indian troops are trying to push the civilian population back from the LoC but they have failed miserably in shaking the resolve of the people. The president said Indian troops are targeting the civilian population with light and heavy weapons, however, India will never succeed in its evil designs because our armed forces have all the capabilities to thwart any Indian aggression.

Related: AJK govt to pitch Rs5b relief package for rehabilitation of victims of Indian firing along LoC to the Centre

He said the present government has increased the amount of compensation for the affected. Internally displaced people (IDPs) will be looked after by the government, he added.

President Khan directed the AJK health department to ensure availability of doctors, medicines and paramedical staff in the health units located adjacent to the LoC and keep the rural link roads open for smooth supply of edible goods.

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