Foreign Diplomats visit Line of Control (LoC)  


By Nasir Aijaz
AsiaN Representative

Islamabad: The foreign diplomatic corps visited the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), Pakistan-administered Jammu & Kashmir, on Tuesday to take stock of situation in the sectors hit by the Indian troops firing on Saturday and Sunday.

Director-General, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor accompanied the diplomatic corps during the visit to Jura, Shahkot and Nousheri’s sectors along the LoC and observed the ground situation.

The invitation to the diplomatic corps was extended on emergency basis to heads of missions of all embassies in Islamabad. India Charge de Affairs was also invited to prove the claim of his army chief before the foreign diplomats; however no diplomat from Indian High Commission joined the tour.

Major General Ghafoor said foreign diplomats visited Jora Bazaar and met with the people and shopkeepers there. During this, the diplomats also inspected the loss to houses and shops from Indian shelling.

About the Indian breach of the LoC, the military’s media spokesperson said India violated the 2018 agreements for the 3,038th time, while in 2019 India has violated the agreement 2,608 times so far.

He added that in 2018, as many as 58 civilians were killed and 319 injured, while in 2019 there have been 44 civilians killed and 230 injured.


Earlier in a tweet, DG ISPR said Indian diplomats do not have moral courage to see truth on the ground.

“What good Indian High Commission is which can’t stand with its Army Chief? Indian High Commission staff didn’t have the moral courage to accompany fellow diplomats in Pakistan to LoC,” DG ISPR tweeted.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Dr Faisal also said in a tweet that the Indian side has not joined them to visit to LoC.

“The Indian side has not joined us in the visit to LoC neither have they provided coordinates of the alleged “launch-pads”.

Senior journalists representing international media also accompanied the diplomats, including ambassadors and high commissioners. The diplomats and journalists were free to visit any part of the area hit by the Indian Army and interview anyone to ascertain the presence of any training camp there since the Indian Army chief claimed on Sunday after two-day bombardment that ‘it targeted the so-called camps where the freedom fighters were imparted military training.’

At least five civilians and one soldier were martyred on Sunday in cross-border firing. автокредит на новый автомобиль условия

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