Srinagar: With the possibility of India retaliating to the Pulwama terror attack looming large, Pakistan has started working out its war logistics, said a daily on Friday morning. (Also read: ‘PM Modi Was Busy With Film Shoot When Country Was Picking up Martyrs’ Bodies,’ Says Cong)
According to the daily, which claims to have had access to two official documents, our neighbour has started preparing for any conflict. It said while one document was by the Pakistani military in Balochistan, the other was a notice sent to local administration in
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Writing to Jilani Hospital, Pakistan army in Quetta Cantonment has asked for medical support in case of a war with India. “In case of emergency war on the eastern front, Quetta logistics area is expected to receive injured soldiers from civil and military hospitals of Sindh and Punjab. After initial medical treatment, these soldiers are planned to be shifted from military and civil public sector to the civil hospital in Balochistan till the period of availability of beds in CMHs (civil military hospitals),” the letter to Jilani hospital’s Abdul Malik by a force commander said.
It said that all civil hospitals had also been asked to earmark 25% of their bedding capacity for the injured soldiers.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the PoK government sent a letter asking the local administration in Neelum, Jehlum, Rawalkot, Haweli, Kotli and Bhimbher areas along the Line of Control (LoC) to issue advisories to their residents, warning them about possible retaliation by the Indian Army.
Reports had earlier suggested that Pakistan had relocated terrorists from launchpads along the LoC. Intelligence sources
said these relocations include camps opposite 19 Division, Naugam sector, Nowshera and Poonch.
The PoK government letter also advised residents to take “safe routes while commuting”. It also pointed out that those living near the LoC must get bunkers made and should also avoid unnecessary lighting at night. According to the daily, they have been asked to avoid taking their cattle to fields near the LoC.