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Leveraging CPEC_ Investing in Human Capital

As Pakistan navigates a burgeoning deficit crisis, there is renewed focus on leveraging CPEC for...

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#TheFightForOurRights

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Indian Aggression

Mosharraf Zaidi‏

Policy Analyst

@mosharrafzaidi

Just to be clear: #Balakot is not in Azad Kashmir. If Indian Air Force planes dropped payload in Balakot, they crossed across the LOC, and then across the entirety of Azad Kashmir, and then into Khyber Pakhtukhwa. India didn’t “cross the LOC”. It has attacked Pakistan.

Asma Shirazi‏

Journalist

@asmashirazi

Indian jets violated our boundary, intruded inside Pakistan, came close to Balkot, KPK, crossing over Kashmir. My simple question is Why did we let them go?

Asma Shirazi‏

Journalist

@AsadHashim

Local journalists tell @AJEnglish that location of Indian payload drop appears to be Jaba, an uninhabited forest area in Mansehra district located about 10km from border with Pakistan-administered Kashmir and 60km from LoC.

Asad Hashim

Journalist

@AsadHashim

Local journalists tell @AJEnglish that location of Indian payload drop appears to be Jaba, an uninhabited forest area in Mansehra district located about 10km from border with Pakistan-administered Kashmir and 60km from LoC.

Moeed Pirzada

TV Anchor

@MoeedNj

Crucial thing to determine the nature of this incursion is if Indian Mirage planes stayed inside Pakistani territory for 3-4 minutes, as it looks from ISPR statement or for 21 minutes as Indian media claim. ISPR should share their trajectory with media to clarify this confusion

Khurram Dastigr Khan

Former Minister for Foreign Affairs

@kdastgirkhan

“Pak should strive diplomatically to get revoked OIC invitation to India~Or Pak should boycott the meeting. The “I” in OIC stands for Islamic. How can a country guilty of savage repression of IO Kashmiri Muslims be guest of honour?” ~Spoke in National Assembly on Indian incursion

Hamid Mir

TV Anchor

@HamidMirPAK

Indian Foreign Secretary never clarified which Balakot was attacked?In KPK or AJK?He never took any questions from media after reading a statement because he was aware media will ask for evidence

Dr. Yasmin Rashid

Provincial Minister For Primary & Secondary Healthcare

@Dr_YasminRashid

The only thing that India has dropped with its claimed attack into the sovereign territory of Pakistan, is its farce of being a peaceful neighbour. It may be election year for Modi but to endanger regional peace for vested interest is nothing short of insanity! #PakistanZindabad

Farrukh K. Pitafi

TV Anchor

@FarrukhKPitafi

Intel based strikes take place with some credible intel info. Unless you are attacking trees, you are supposed to know which high value target you are going for. If you know whom did you target you can pray tell so that we can start parading them on live television.

Sherry Rehman

President, Jinnah Institute

@sherryrehman

Make no mistake:in any hour of Indian aggression Pakistan unites to stand by our brave #PakForces .High time the govt woke up to its responsibilities and called a joint session of parliament to send a clear, powerful message to the world:we don’t want war but we r ready for it.

Imtiaz Gul‏

Policy Analyst

@vogul1960

What a claim: 12 fighter aircraft, dropped a mere 1000 kg bombs, and before heading back from #Balakot they also counted 300 dead bodies in the dark of early morning. Quite a stunning script of a Bollywood film

Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor

Spokesperson Pakistan Armed Forces

@OfficialDGISPR

Indian aircrafts’ intrusion across LOC in Muzafarabad Sector within AJ&K was 3-4 miles.Under forced hasty withdrawal aircrafts released payload which had free fall in open area. No infrastructure got hit, no casualties. Technical details and other important information to follow.

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