In a dramatic turn of events on Thursday late night, Pakistan Air Force's F-16 fighter jets were seen flying over Islamabad. Apprehensions over the possible surgical attack by Indian Army following the deadly terror attack in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir have reached an all time high in Pakistan. Indications are there that this might be a normal drill. But in the current situation, this event can be seen as a message to India. A Pakistani journalist tweeted about the presence of fighter jets in Islamabad sky. According to reports, people came out on the streets and around 5-6 jets were witnessed in the sky. Peshawar-Islamabad highway is also closed, an India Today report said.
His tweet was later replied by one Malik Anwar who assured Hamid that Pakistan was fully prepared for any kind of war. Earlier it was also reported that all of the air traffic and flights from Islamabad to Northern areas were cancelled. Pakistan's air force closed a major highway on Thursday to let it practice landing jets on the road, in what it said was routine training not related to heightened tension with India after a deadly attack in Kashmir.
India has accused Pakistan of being behind Sunday's attack on an army base that killed 18 soldiers in Uri. Pakistan has rejected the allegation and accused India of apportioning blame before the incident had been investigated properly. On Thursday, traffic on Pakistan's busy main highway between Islamabad, the capital, and Lahore was diverted to an older mountain road during the two-day air force exercise, dubbed High Mark.