New Delhi: The Pakistan Army is in jittery, days after the Indian commandos raided several terror “launchpads” in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, apparently over an imminent public backlash over the attack.
The situation has worsened following the Indian media blitzkrieg on the success of the mission. Already, the Pakistani media regulator has banned all Indian television broadcast in the country.
However, the Pakistani Army seems to be the most worried lot these days after the raid in PoK. For now, it has refused to accept there was an attack by India.
But the public mood is jumpy and are reportedly demanding to know the truth.
Hence to win back the public trust, the Pakistan army has sought the help of its media to air its viewpoint and even took a handful of scribes to the LoC.
According to a report on the Pakistani news channel Samna, Lt-General Asim Salim Bajwa, the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), has briefed the media on the situation along the LoC on Saturday.
He reportedly said that war is not a solution but “Pakistan is absolutely geared up” if it was imposed.
After taking the journalists to the Line of Control (LoC), he held a press briefing at Baghsar, the report said. The main purpose was to tell them that there was no such attack but only cross-border firing.
He told them that Pakistan had “vehemently retaliated Indian’s unprovoked gunfire”. Bajwa warned, “We will do whatever we can for defence of Pakistan.”
He said that the surgical strike claim by India is a “lie”. “We believe Indian army suffered considerable fatalities. I wonder why they are unwilling to accept their loss,” he told the Pakistani journalists.
He also told them that if anyone had crossed the LoC, it would have been visible to someone, referring to heavily guarded boundary line.
However, he did not comment on the Indian soldier captured by Pakistan Army.