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Sunday Mar 03 2019
Web Desk

Armed forces on alert, no casualties on Pakistan side over past 24 hours: ISPR

Web Desk
Pakistani soldiers watch over potential Indian troop movements with binoculars at the Chakothi post near Pakistan-India border. File photo: AFP

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan armed forces continue to be on alert, and there have been no casualties on the Pakistan side during the past 24 hours, a statement by the military’s media wing said on Sunday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in its update on the situation along the Line of Control (LoC), said that after heavy exchange of fire on the night between March 1 and 2, there is relative calm along the LoC with intermittent firing last night in Neza Pir, Jandrot and Baghsar sectors.

Pakistan Army troops responded effectively to Indian fire by targetting Indian posts. There have been no casualties on Pakistan side during last 24 hours. Pakistan armed forces continue state of alert and vigilance, the statement said.

The funeral of Havaldar Abdul Rub, [who was among the two soldiers martyred in unprovoked firing by Indian forces along the LoC], has been offered at his native town of Dera Ghazi Khan. The shaheed was buried with full military honours for his supreme sacrifice for defending the motherland at Nakyal sector.

Namaz-e-janaza of Naik Khurram will be offered in DG Khan later this evening, the ISPR statement added.