Pakistani Rangers have deserted the forward posts as they were unable to get head on with the BSF invasion along the International Border, making way for the Pakistan Army to take control over three sectors of Chappar, Harpal and Charwa in Sialkot district of Punjab province of Pakistan.
The powerful retaliation of the BSF that has taken down around 20 Pakistanis including seven Rangers has left Pakistan perplexed. Sources said that from last few days the Rangers are abandoning the forward posts like Charwa, Harpal and Chappar sector which are close and opposite to Ramgarh, Arnia and RS Pura (Jammu & Kashmir) for the Pakistan Army to take over the area.
Sources have informed that about 50,000 residents living in the forward remote areas of Pakistan on the International Border have already evacuated themselves to safer surrounding.
During the wee hours of this morning, two Army Jawans also got injured due to an exlosion of a Mortar shell close to their post near Balakote sector of Mendhar tehsil in Poonch district (Jammu & Kashmir).Nevertheless, the BSF was not at all skeptical of their plan and the outcome of the charge on the International Border, sources claimed.
Pakistan has already faced several casualties in the form of their Rangers being subject to fatal and non-fatal injuries because of the continuous bombarding with shells for the past 10 days. Apart from mortality of the Rangers, their bunkers present in the forward areas were also destroyed by the BSF.
“There have been confirmed inputs with the Intelligence agencies that after Pakistan suffered heavy losses, both in terms of casualties and infrastructure on the International Border at the hands of BSF, Pakistan Government seems to have directed their army to take control of some of the forward posts, which had been deserted by the Rangers in view of intense retaliatory shelling and firing by India”, quoted by the Excelsior.
Pakistan has requested the BSF for a flag meeting after the invasion of BSF and all the casualties which have apparently caused severe damage to their force.
Despite of the fact that no major violence took place at either of the three affected location, Ramgarh in Samba district, Arnia and RS Pura, the number of migrants kept on increasing with 5,000 more to leave their houses seeking safer shelter with relatives and friends making it a total of 25,000 people till now.
The work is in process of taking the government buildings and organizations into account and designating relief camps for the residents of the affected areas, however only minority have been using the government designated migrant camps.
Meanwhile, people living in Hiranagar and Samba sectors of Jammu & Kashmir have also started to evacuate themselves from the forward areas fearing counter stroke of Pakistan.