ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday said that any aggression by India would receive a befitting response.
“Pakistani people and armed forces are ever ready to respond to any Indian hostility,” he said in a statement.
The foreign minister said India’s bellicosity was aimed at provoking Pakistan, but we showed patience in the past and would exercise restraint in the future too. However, he clarified, that Pakistan reserved complete right to its defense.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, “We prefer the path of peace but our desire for calm should not be misconstrued as our weakness.”
He gave a clear message to India to act sensibly and live with peace.
‘Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals guarantor of its security’
Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals were guarantor of the safety and security of the country and its people.
In his tweets on Thursday in connection with Youm-e-Takbeer being marked today, he said it was on this day that the country got the distinction of becoming the first nuclear power of the Islamic world.
He said the national dignity and security is supreme for us and the nation is united for the defense and development of the country.
The information minister said there were efforts and hard work of a generation behind making Pakistan a nuclear state. He said the PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz should not link it with his family. He said the nation was fully aware of the party which always left its workers alone whilst taking the escape route.
He said the PML-N leadership has remained loyal only to the wealth not the homeland. Avenfield and other properties are a clear manifestation of it.