Pakistan is planning to raise the matter of ‘eco-terrorism’ of India at the United Nations.
On Tuesday, Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots bombed the forest area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) Balakot area and damaged several pine trees.
Though India claims it to be an attack on terrorist hideouts that killed 350 terrorists, it failed to provide any proof to back its claims.
This not only brought embarrassment upon Indian authorities in international media but prompted questioning from within the country as well.
Pakistan military’s media wing, ISPR shared photographs showing damaged trees and a piece of Indian jets’ payload to reject Indian claims.
Locals also confirmed that only an elderly man received minor injuries during the minutes-long airborne operation.
Climate Change Minister Malik Amin Aslam said on Friday that the government was assessing the impact of Indian jets bombing on the forest reserves.
He said Pakistan would lodge a complaint with the UN and other forums on the basis of the damage assessment.
“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.”
As per United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/37, “destruction of the environment, not justified by military necessity and carried out wantonly, is clearly contrary to existing international law.”
It is worth mentioning here that, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) responded befittingly to Indian aggression the very next day and bombed six open targets inside Indian airspace.
PAF pilots also shot down two Indian Mig 21 and captured the downed pilot during a 90-second long airborne dogfight.
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