Islamabad (Web Desk): Diplomatic corps reached the Line of Control (LoC) to visit the sectors hit by the Indian unprovoked firing on Saturday night and Sunday.
Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal is also accompanying the diplomatic corps.
The FO spokesperson tweeted that the diplomatic corps will visit Jura, Shahkot and Nousheri's sectors along the LoC and observes the ground situation.
The trip has been arranged so the diplomats can verify for themselves the claims made by the Indian army chief.
No official from the Indian High Commission joined the team visiting the LoC today, Dr Faisal said.
"The Indian side has not joined us in the visit to the LoC nor have they provided coordinates of the alleged 'launchpads'," the FO spokesperson added.
The Indian side has not joined us in the visit to LoC neither have they provided coordinates of the alleged “launchpads”.— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) October 22, 2019
He added that India had also failed to share the coordinates of launchpads which the Indian army claimed to have destroyed.
"'Claims' by Indian Army Chief remain just that: 'claims'," he added.
“Claims” by Indian Army Chief remain just that: “claims”— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) October 22, 2019
Meanwhile, in a post on Twitter, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the Indian high commission staff did not have the moral courage to accompany fellow diplomats in Pakistan to LOC.
He said what good Indian high commission is which cannot stand with its Army Chief?
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. However, a group of foreign diplomats & media is on the way to LOC to see the truth on ground.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) October 22, 2019
This is pertinent to mention that the visit has been organised by Pakistan in the wake of Sunday’s deadly exchange at the LoC sparked by India’s ceasefire violations.
Nine Indian soldiers were killed, while one Pakistani soldier and five civilians were martyred as the two sides exchanged heavy fire in Jura, Shahkot and Nousheri sectors along the LoC.