Armed forces, leaves cancelled: sources
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, Dec 26, IRNA
Pakistani armed forces' leaves have been cancelled and security has been put on high alert at the border areas in a wake of continuous attack threats by India, sources said on Friday.
Sources also revealed that activities of Pakistan Air Forces have also been minimized against militants in tribal areas of the country.
According to media reports, Pakistan Air Force is in a state of high alert and was conducting aerial surveillance of the Chashma power plant and other sensitive sites amidst fears of a possible surgical strike by India in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks.
Forces were also deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border on Thursday to protect vital points, the sources said.
However Pakistan has ruled out the option of war, but has vowed to defend the country at every cost if attacked.
Analysts said the coming two weeks are seemed to be very important as the situation would become clear on the rising tension between the two nuclear neighbours.
Government sources also said that President Asif Ali Zardari will not conduct any foreign tours during this period.
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