Days after India targeted Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps across Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan on Friday accused New Delhi of ‘eco-terrorism’. Islamabad is reportedly planning to lodge a complaint against it for forest bombing.
Pakistan said that the Indian Air Force (IAF) had damaged pine trees and brought the nuclear-armed nations to blows, according to a Reuters report, quoting a Pakistan minister, published in Dawn.com.
Climate Change Minister Malik Amin Aslam said IAF fighter jets bombed a ‘forest reserve’ and the government was undertaking an environmental impact assessment on the basis of which a complaint will be lodged at the United Nations.
"What happened over there is environmental terrorism," Aslam told Reuters, adding that dozens of pine trees had been felled. "There has been serious environmental damage."
Earlier, Indian Air Force carried out strikes on terror camps across the Line of Control on the Pakistani side, 12 days after the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group carried out the dastardly Pulwama attack in Kashmir. The IAF jets pounded terror camps Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakoti in the well-planned strike involving a fleet of IAF jets and other military jets.
The development comes amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan after the February 14 suicide attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group that killed 40 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.