Pakistan will surely respond to any aggression in self-defence: Army chief

Pakistan will surely respond to any aggression in self-defence: Army chief

Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said that Pakistan will 'surely respond’ to any aggression by the Indian military in self-defence.

“COAS had tel comm with Comd USCENTCOM, CDS UK, CDF Australia and Ambs of US, UK & China in Pak. Prevailing stand off between Pakistan & India & its impact on peace & stability in the region & beyond discussed. “Pak shall surely respond to any aggression in self defence”, COAS,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) DG Major-General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet.

Earlier, joint session of the parliament passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning the Indian aggression against Pakistan.

The resolution moved by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi completely rejected India’s self-serving and fictitious claims of having destroyed alleged terrorist facility and causing heavy casualties.

The resolution pointed out that facts on the grounds clearly contradict India’s false claim and so have been testified by independent observers.

The resolution noted that timely and effective action of Pakistan Air force repulsed the Indian attack without loss of life and property. It said that India’s baseless allegations against Pakistan in the wake of Pulwama attack were politically motivated and points out that the Indian government’s subsequent action has been guided by its electoral calculations.

The resolution recalled the statements of heads of all political parties and the prime minister’s statement of 19th February 2019 offering Pakistan’s assistance to India in investigation of Pulwama attack and to take action on actionable intelligence or evidence. It emphasized India’s irresponsible and reckless actions of 26th and 27th February seriously imperiled peace and stability in South Asia.