RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday appreciated the sacrifices and tireless efforts of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Agency.
During his visit to ISI’s headquarters along with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the prime minister emphasized that no effort would be spared for national security and sovereignty.
On the occasion, PM Imran was given a comprehensive briefing encompassing complex regional and domestic challenges with special focus on Pakistan’s efforts for restoration of peace and stability.
Federal Ministers Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Asad Umar and Special Assistant on National Security Moeed Yousuf were also present on this occasion.
Lieutenant General ISI Faiz Hamid received the prime minister on his arrival at the ISI headquarters.
DG ISPR warns India to refrain from playing with fire
On the other hand, Director General ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar has emphatically stated that Pakistan was ready and would respond with full might to any Indian military adventurism.
He said the Indian side saw its manifestation just last year. He warned there will be uncontrollable and unintended consequences of any military adventurism. He said let’s not play with the fire.
Major General Babar Iftikhar rejected the Indian allegations of so called launchpads and infiltration. He said Pakistan had never denied access to the UN military observer group and the international media on its side of the border. He said things could become clear if the Indian side also allowed access to the UN military observer group.
Babar Iftikhar said situation at the line of control was very serious. The Indian LOC violations alone this year had martyred seven civilians and injured ninety others. He said the Indian quadcopters had violated Pakistani airspace several times and in recent days we shot down their flying machines.
He said Pakistan had always given a befitting response to the Indian fire without targeting the civilian population across the line of control.
“India is targetting innocent women and children in occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Babar Iftikhar said India planned to mount aggression against Pakistan in the next few months to divert the world attention from its failures and embarrassment on multiple fronts including the border issue with Nepal, mismanagement of coronavirus and its dwindling economic situation.
He said PM Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa had also referred to the Indian false flag operations.
The DG ISPR said the Indian steps in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir had backfired. He said the whole world was witnessing the worst human rights violations in the occupied territory.
He said the United Nations, the US, the European Union and the human rights groups had also felt and raised questions on the tide of Islamophobia in India.