December 2001 News

Pak puts troops on high alert along LoC: Report

14 December 2001
The Hindustan Times

Islamabad: Pakistan has put its troops along the Line of Control on a high alert following terrorist attacks on Indian parliament and tough statements emanating from New Delhi, a media report here said on Friday. Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has also called for ''sensitive strategic conference'' with his top army commanders and service chiefs to take stock of yesterday''s terrorist attack on Indian Parliament, daily The News said. However, spokesman of the Pakistan Army denied the report that it has put its troops along the Line of Control (LoC) on high alert or Musharraf had convened any meeting of the service chiefs and top army commanders. Denying the report, Army spokesman Brigadier Solat said here the troops were on high alert along Pakistan-Afghanistan border to prevent any infiltration of Al-Qaeda fighters and Osama bin Laden into the country. Solat also denied that Musharraf has convened a meeting of Service Chiefs and top army commanders to discuss emerging situation following the attacks on parliament. Soon after yesterday''s attack on Parliament, Musharraf condemned the terrorist attack on the Indian parliament and sent an urgent letter to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee expressing shock and sorrow over the incident. A brief statement issued by Pakistan Government yesterday said: ''The government strongly unequivocally condemns the attack.''


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