Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that India has committed “aggression” by violating the LoC and Pakistan “deserve the right to appropriate response, and to self-defense”.
His remarks came after combat jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) bombed militant camps at multiple locations across the Line of Control (LoC) on the Pakistani side in a pre-dawn strike.
Video statement uploaded on the Twitter handle of the political outfit of Imran Khan, PTI, Mr. Qureshi said, “First, they committed aggression against Pakistan today. It is a violation of the LoC. I consider it a violation of the LoC, and Pakistan his right to give a suitable response in self-defence,” he told reporters after an “emergency meeting” with high-level officials at the Foreign Office (FO) for consultations.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was chairing an “important meeting” to discuss the situation, sources here said.
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