Pakistan-occupied Kashmir starts evacuation plan

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Islamabad: The government of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) has readied evacuation plan to relocate locals to safe areas due to recent “provocation” by Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC), a media report said today.

The decision has been taken amidst no let-up in LoC ceasefire violations by the Indian forces in the recent days.

PoK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has directed the district machinery and local authorities in the areas located along LoC to make standby arrangements for relocating thousands of people whose lives have come under direct threat after the tension at border, the paper reported.

On a small-scale, the public in the villages directly affected by LoC firing have been relocated.

Further the evacuation activities would be extended to the sector-level if LoC ceasefire violations did not stop.

Last week, Haider instructed authorities to give state funerals to those killed due to alleged firing by Indian troops across the Line of Control.

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