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Pulwama attack: Pakistan PM, NSC to meet and discuss tensions with India

Pulwama terror attack has heightened bilateral tensions with both New Delhi and Islamabad calling back their envoys

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Pakistan's civil and military leadership is expected to meet this week to discuss the increasing tensions with India following one of the worst terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir in which over 40 Indian soldiers were killed, according to a media report on Tuesday.

On February 14, at least 41 (CRPF) personnel were killed in Kashmir's district in a suicide attack claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group.

The attack has heightened bilateral tensions with both New Delhi and Islamabad calling back their envoys.

The Express Tribune reported that the Pakistani envoy would brief the civil and military leadership about the current situation in India.

The high-powered Security Committee (NSC), the highest decision-making forum on security and foreign policy, is likely to meet this week. The meeting would be presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by key federal ministers as well as the services chiefs, the report said.

The high-level meeting, according to sources, would review the situation arising after the attack.

On Monday, Prime Minister once again said the country would take action against the perpetrators of the attack, adding that the time for talks was over.

has strongly rejected India's allegations and said that the JeM remains a proscribed entity in since 2002 and the country was implementing its obligations on sanctions implementation.

First Published: Tue, February 19 2019. 11:15 IST
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