‘F-16s Flying Over Islamabad,’ Pak Journo Tweets


New Delhi: Amid heightened tensions in Indo-Pak relations after the Uri terror attack in Kashmir, a Pakistani journalist claimed on Thursday night that F-16 planes were flying over Islamabad.

GEO TV journalist Hamid Mir shared this information through a tweet. As the tweet evoked concerns and curiosity, he was quick to retweet another post that said “dont worry it is just to assure people of islmabd that our forces are fully aware and ready to fight.”

Mir’s clarification indicates it was probably an air defence drill undertaken by Pakistan’s air force. However there has been no independent verification so far.