In an apparent warning following Thursday’s surgical strike by India across the LoC, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said his country was capable of carrying out similar surgical strike
In an apparent warning following Thursday’s surgical strike by India across the LoC, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said his country was capable of carrying out similar surgical strikes anywhere in India.
Speaking in a federal cabinet meeting, Mr Sharif said that India should not have alleged Pakistan of backing Uri attack within hours after the terror strike without any investigation or evidence.
He called India’s claim of carrying out the strike in early hours of Thursday after crossing mined territory as false and said that Pakistan was capable of covertly landing anywhere in India and executing a pre-meditated operation.
He said that Pakistan wanted peace to pursue its development agenda but every Pakistani was ready to defend his motherland if need be.
The Pakistani Prime Minister stressed that Kashmir was an unfinished agenda of partition of the sub-continent. Earlier, foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz said that India was using diversionary tactics in a bid to distract attention of the international community from its brutalities in Kashmir.
He said that Pakistan would confront India diplomatically but “our armed forces are also fully prepared to defend the country”.
“Support to the struggle of the Kashmiri people would remain priority of Pakistan,” he added.
Defence minister Khawaja Mohammed Asif said that Pakistan did not want escalation of tensions but it was ready to meet any eventuality.
He said that Pakistan would respond befittingly to any firing by India across the LoC.
The Defence minister also said that India was displaying irresponsible attitude and trying to play to the gallery in a bid to hoodwink its public opinion.