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Pakistan’s civil, military leadership to discuss tensions with India following Pulwama attack

Pakistan’s civil, military leadership to discuss tensions with India following Pulwama attack

New Delhi: According to the media reports, 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.

As tension between India and Pakistan triggered over the Pulwama terror attack, the Pakistan High Commissioner to India has been called back to Islamabad for consultations. India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria, was also called to New Delhi for consultations the same day.

The Pakistani envoy would brief the civil and military leadership about the current situation in India, reported the Express Tribune. The report further states that the high-powered National Security Committee (NSC), the highest decision-making forum on national 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 high-level meeting would review the situation arising after the Pulwama attack.

In the deadliest terror attack on security forces in Kashmir, 49 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday when their convoy was targeted in Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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