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3 ceasefire violations along LoC in one day, says India

India said Pakistan violated the 2003 ceasefire agreement thrice on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri districts, for the seventh consecutive day, as tension between the neighbouring countries escalated to the worst in years.
Defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said the latest firing came at 2:15pm in Rajouri’s Nowshera sector.
Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing of small arms along LoC in Nowshera Sector. The Indian Army is retaliating effectively, Lt Col Anand said.Earlier in the day, Pakistan fired along the LoC in the Krishna Ghati sector at 6am, drawing strong retaliation from the Indian Army. The firing continued till 7am, Lt Col Anand had said.
The firing started again at 1pm in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch, he had said.The firings by Pakistan came a day after the air forces of both the neighbours claimed to have downed each other’s fighter jets.Pakistan also captured Indian Air Force’s Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.Also read: First aerial dogfight in 48 years escalates India-Pakistan tensionsPakistan has been violating the 2003 ceasefire agreement and had at least five Indian soldiers were injured on Tuesday as its troops fired across the LoC at several areas in Jammu and Kashmir.
The tension between India and Pakistan has escalated after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed rammed his explosive-laden car and blew up a bus killing 40 CRPF troopers on February 14.India has accused Pakistan of using its air force to target Indian military installations on Wednesday morning in response to pre-dawn counter-terror strikes of Tuesday against Jaish-e-Mohammad camps in Pakistan.
India and Pakistan summoned each other’s envoys on Wednesday over the tension.Pakistan’s deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shah, who was summoned to the South Block in New Delhi, told Indian officials about capturing of an Indian pilot by Pakistani authorities.In Islamabad, Pakistan’s foreign office also summoned India’s acting high commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned what it called unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control resulting in the killing of four of its civilians.Villagers along the 744-km long Line of Control and 198-km International Border in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts in Jammu region and in Baramulla district in Kashmir Valley say they have been living in fear following the firings.
Authorities have ordered all government and private schools within a range five km from International Border in Samba, Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch to remain closed on Thursday.They said the situation is tense but no one has migrated so far from Jammu, Samba and Rajouri districts but some families from Chajala Pathri, a village close to the LoC in Poonch, have shifted to safer areas.However, district commissioners of Rajouri and Poonch said there has been no migration as yet.A report by news agency PTI has said that 2018 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations 2,936 by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the India-Pakistan border.
Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire understanding of 2003 despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the agreement during flag meetings between the border guarding forces of the two countries.World powers have urged restraint as tensions escalated this week after the February 14 suicide car bombing in Pulwama.
US president Donald Trump said on Thursday he hoped the conflict between India and Pakistan will be coming to an end.Also read: We have reasonably decent’ news from India and Pak, says TrumpPakistan’s ambassador to the United States, however, voiced regret that America has not condemned India’s air incursion, saying the stance emboldened New Delhi.Asad Majeed Khan said the US should have pinned blame on India. It is construed and understood as an endorsement of the Indian position and that is what emboldened them even more, Khan told reporters when asked about the US statement.

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More rallies staged in support of armed forces

PESHAWAR: The residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday staged more rallies and vowed to fight alongside the armed forces to defend the country in the face of an Indian aggression.They chanted slogans to condemn India for violating the Pakistan airspace.They renewed the support to the armed forces.

NOWSHERA: The Anjuman-e-Tajiran Nowshera cantonment paid rich tributes to the Pakistan Air Force for shooting down the warplanes of India.Chanting slogans against India for its aggression against Pakistan, the traders passed through various routes before holding a rally at the Shobra Chowk at the Nowshera cantonment.Meanwhile, the Tehsil Council in Pabbi unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Indian aggression against the country.
The councillors vowed to support the armed forces and defend the country against Indian aggression. Sajidullah presided over the session.The resolution demanded India to stop subjecting the Kashmiris to inhuman treatment. It said the entire nation stood by the army and no effort would be spared to defend the country.

MINGORA: A rally was held in the Swat district to express solidarity with the armed forces.The participants carried banners and placards which had slogans against the Indian aggression.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Students, social workers and traders in Dera Ismail Khan staged a rally to pledge support to the armed forces.Holding Pakistan flags, they chanted slogans in favour of the armed forces and against India.They also torched an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.GHALLANAI: The traders at Ekkaghund Bazaar staged a rally in support of the armed forces.They pledged support to the security forces and vowed to fight alongside the soldiers against India if it attacked Pakistan.

LANDIKOTAL: Scores of Afghan citizens and traders took out a rally to show solidarity with Pakistan.
The participants holding banners and placards chanted slogans of Pakistan Zindabad. They lauded the Pakistan Air Force for giving a befitting response to India by downing its jet fighters.Traders staged a rally at Qissa Khwani. They chanted slogans to condemn India for violating the Pakistan airspace.They renewed the support to the armed forces.

NOWSHERA: The Anjuman-e-Tajiran Nowshera cantonment paid rich tributes to the Pakistan Air Force for shooting down the warplanes of India.Chanting slogans against India for its aggression against Pakistan, the traders passed through various routes before holding a rally at the Shobra Chowk at the Nowshera cantonment.Meanwhile, the Tehsil Council in Pabbi unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Indian aggression against the country.The councillors vowed to support the armed forces and defend the country against Indian aggression. Sajidullah presided over the session.
The resolution demanded India to stop subjecting the Kashmiris to inhuman treatment. It said the entire nation stood by the army and no effort would be spared to defend the country.

MINGORA: A rally was held in the Swat district to express solidarity with the armed forces.The participants carried banners and placards which had slogans against the Indian aggression.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Students, social workers and traders in Dera Ismail Khan staged a rally to pledge support to the armed forces.Holding Pakistan flags, they chanted slogans in favour of the armed forces and against India.They also torched an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

GHALLANAI: The traders at Ekkaghund Bazaar staged a rally in support of the armed forces.They pledged support to the security forces and vowed to fight alongside the soldiers against India if it attacked Pakistan.

LANDIKOTAL: Scores of Afghan citizens and traders took out a rally to show solidarity with Pakistan.The participants holding banners and placards chanted slogans of “Pakistan Zindabad.” They lauded the Pakistan Air Force for giving a befitting response to India by downing its jet fighters.

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Pakistan Navy rescues stranded civilians in flood-hit Balochistan areas

QUETTA – Pakistan Navy successfully conducted rescue operation in Uthal, Balochistan and saved 42 precious lives including women and children, who were stranded in rain-hit areas in the southwestern province.Upon the request of District Administration of Lasbela, the Navy personnel promptly dispatched rescue teams along with requisite equipment and boats to the rescue site.Accordingly, 42 personnel including 20 men, 10 women and 12 children of Goth Ali Pur were rescued.The National Disaster Management Authority said 14 people were killed and 200 families were affected by flash floods that submerged villages near the southwestern town of Lasbella.A control room has been set up at the Chief Minister Secretariat in Quetta under the special instruction of the Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Jam Kamal Khan.
The control room will immediately respond to the rains affected people across the province and coordinate between the flood-hit people and concerned officials in order to provide relief to them instantly.The rain and flood-hit people have been advised to contact on following telephone numbers 081-9202061, 081-9202069, 081-9201798, 081-9202424 and Whatsapp number 0336-8005960 at any time for any help.Meanwhile, heavy rains wreaked havoc in In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, resulting in the death of twenty-three people.Six people died in Upper Dir, five in Kohat, four in Khyber, three in Bajaur and two each in Nowshera and Hangu and one in Shangla.
Nine people were also injured in these areas.Two houses were completely destroyed and seven partially damaged.Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the administration to provide relief to the rain-affected people. In a statement in Peshawar, he directed the concerned authorities to assess damages caused by the rains.In central Pakistan, nine people were killed in three separate incidents of roofs collapsing during heavy rains, four of them in the city of Multan.Heavy seasonal rains often cause landslides and flash floods in the South Asian country.

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