Zafar Halali, former Pakistani diplomat admitted on TV debate that it lost 300 people in Indian airstrikes in Balakot. He made the big admission while participating in a heated TV debate.

Two police personnel were killed and one other suffered injuries in the attack by terrorists near Nowgam bypass here on Friday ahead of the Independence Day.

The security forces on Thursday successfully prevented a massive 2019 Pulwama-like car bomb attack in Jammu and Kashmir after they stopped a vehicle carrying over 20 kg of an improvised explosive device (IED), enough to carry out a major attack in Pulwama.

Dar said they acted on specific information they got about militants hiding in the Gulabad area under Sopore police station limits.

The five men, who were were working towards executing sensational incidents like terror attacks and causing IED explosions, were nabbed in two phases, he said.

According to sources, messages that hinted at such plans were intercepted by security agencies that were circulated through a social media app. JeM chief Masood Azhar is said to have shared the message in which he talked about executing an attack on the Ram Janmbhoomi temple in Ayodhya.

The journalist also said that the current situation carried "a lot of certitude and righteousness of a narrative that helps the perpetrator and not the victim of human rights abuse in Kashmir."

The searches and anti-terror measures are being continued as inputs by the intelligence agency are treated as extremely credible, sources said.

The orange alert is the second-highest level of alert second only to Red alert which, if issued, would entail closing of schools and restriction on movements in airbases.

Khalil has been a strong supporter of Imran Khan and advocated for the latter's candidature as the Prime Minister of the country last year.