ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that Pakistan wants peace to pursue its development agenda but every Pakistani is ready to defend the motherland.
Addressing special meeting of the Federal Cabinet in Islamabad, Nawaz Sharif declared that entire nation stands should to shoulder with armed forces and would not allow anyone to cast an evil eye on Pakistan.
He stressed that Kashmir is unfinished agenda of partition of sub-continent and India’s continued brutalities in Occupied Kashmir and aggression are unacceptable.
Earlier before resumption of the meeting, Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said India is using diversionary tactics in a bid to distract attention of the international community from its brutalities in held Kashmir.
He said Pakistan would confront India diplomatically but our armed forces are also fully prepared to defend the country.
Support to the just struggle of the Kashmiri people would remain priority of Pakistan, he added.
Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif reiterated that Pakistan does not want escalation of tension but it is ready to meet any eventuality.
He said Pakistan would respond befittingly to any firing by India across the Line of Control.
The Defence Minister said India is displaying irresponsible attitude and trying to playing with the galleries in a bid to hoodwink its public opinion.