Islamabad: After Pakistan’s Foreign Minister angered India with two phone calls to Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders, the country’s Army chief on Monday chaired a Corps Commanders conference and discussed the Kashmir issue along with the situation at the Line of Control.
Gen Qamar Bajwa’s provocative move on the eve of the Kashmir Day came days after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi discussed the Kashmir issue with top Hurriyat Conference leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
Pakistan and Kashmiri separatists observe ‘Kashmir Day’ on February 5 every year to observe the country’s support to the Kashmir cause. It is a national holiday in Pakistan.
During a meeting in Rawalpindi to review the internal security situation and preparedness along the LoC, Bajwa “expressed solidarity with resilient Kashmiri brethren on the eve of Kashmir Day”, Pakistan Army spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said in a statement.
“The forum discussed situation along Line of Control and Working Boundary with reference to continued cease fire violations,” he said.