ISLAMABAD: In response to recent anti-Pakistan statements from Indian political leadership, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif stated that Pakistan will not be intimidated by such statements.
Statement comes after recent sabre-rattling by various Indian political leaders.
General Raheel Sharif was speaking to the mediapersons at the Speaker’s reception, after an address by the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain to the joint session of Parliament at Parliament House in Islamabad.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the reception along with President Mamnoon Hussain. They were greeted by Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee General Rashad Mehmood and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.
The military and political leadership of the country informally discussed prevailing security situation across the country.
Speaker of National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq and Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani were also present during the reception.
In reference to General Raheel Sharif’s earlier speech at National Defence University (NDU) he said, “A strong response has been given through the speech.”
The army chief’s statement follows a flurry of similar assertions that India is involved in stoking terrorism across Pakistan. In recent weeks, the military and civilian leadership have expressed serious concerns of India’s “nefarious designs”, with top government officials saying India is attempting to sabotage Pakistan’s historic $46 billion agreement with China.
The Pakistan Army last month asserted that Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) is involved in terrorism across Pakistan.
Earlier on Tuesday, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar had also referred to Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement that terrorists had to be neutralised only through terrorists and termed it an open admission that the neighbour was pursuing the policy of state-sponsored terrorism.
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