No change in Pakistan’s nuclear policy, says Foreign Office
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s comments on Pakistan’s approach towards conflict between the two nuclear armed countries were being taken out of context.
In a statement, he said, while conflict should not take place between the two nuclear states, there’s no change in Pakistan’s nuclear policy.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in a recent statement has said that Pakistan would not initiate a military conflict with India.
“We are both nuclear-armed countries and if tension escalated it may have adverse effects on all the world. We will not take the initiative of war,” he had warned.
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Pakistan’s nuclear doctrine promotes deterrence and any aggression could meet an immediate “massive retaliation”.
In a worsening situation, when the enemy has caused a major setback to overall defence by breaching the main line of defence and it could not be reversed through conventional means then the government may use nuclear arsenal for a first strike.
On August 23, Prime Minister Imran Khan had warned the global community of India’s false flag operation to divert attention from human rights violations in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
In a tweet, PM Imran had said Indian media’s claims about terrorists’ entering from Afghanistan into Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJK) were mere a trick to divert attention from India’s ethnic cleansing & genocide agenda in Kashmir.
“We are hearing Indian media claims that some terrorists from Afghanistan have entered IOJK for terrorist activities, while others have entered India’s southern regions. These claims are predictable to divert attention from India’s ethnic cleansing & genocide agenda in IOJK,” he had said.