Rawalpindi (Staff Report/Agencies): Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor has asserted that armed forces are standing by Kashmiris and will go to any length to protect their land.
“We will continue standing by the people of occupied Kashmir till the last bullet, last solider and last breath,” said Asif Ghafoor while addressing a news conference on Wednesday. “Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan as declared by the Quaid-e-Azam, and there will be no compromise on the Kashmir cause,” he added.
He said resolution of Kashmir issue is Pakistan’s national interest and it will never accept any solution which does not guarantee Kashmiris' right to self-determination.
ISPR chief warned that Pakistan will respond with full force if India carries out any false flag operation or any misadventure along the Line of Control. He said the situation prevailing in occupied Kashmir has become a threat to peace and stability in the region.
Explaining geo-strategic milieu, the DG ISPR said the world powers have economic interests in the region and Pakistan is very much relevant in this global power contestation.
To a question, the DG ISPR said that it cannot even be imagined that a deal could be made on Kashmir.
Responding to a question, he said Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa did not want extension in his service, but we convinced him to accept the Prime Minister Imran Khan's decision because he has personal rapport with world powers including China.
Speaking about Defence and Martyrs Day to be observed on Friday, the Director General urged people to reach out to the families of the martyrs to pay homage and honor the great sacrifices they rendered for the defence of the motherland.
Regarding anti-polio campaign, Major General Asif Ghafoor said elimination of polio disease is vital for the future of our children, and everyone should support this campaign.