Pakistan is not Myanmar, will respond to foreign aggression, Nisar tells India

Source:  Dawn.com Published in Politics on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said that India should not have any misgivings about Pakistan since it is different as compared to Myanmar, according to a statement issued in the federal capital city by the interior ministry.

While reacting to recent statements by Indian politicians, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the interior ministry statement said that Pakistani security forces are fully capable of responding to foreign aggression and Indian leaders should stop daydreaming.

The statement added that while Indian designs may have succeeded in the past, they will not do so in the future. Modi's statement soured the atmosphere of Indo-Pak dialogue: Khawaja Asif

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif speaking to DawnNews outside Parliament House on Wednesday said the Indian prime minister’s statement was picking on old wounds.

He said Modi's statement had soured the atmosphere of dialogue between the two countries.

Asif said the government would defend the nation and that if India spoke about teaching Pakistan a lesson, then Pakistan was capable of teaching India a lesson as well.

He said if India tried to do so, Pakistan would provide a befitting reply. He added that Pakistan does not want to ruin regional peace. India will not succeed in sowing seeds of hatred for Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz while briefing Senate on Wednesday said that Pakistan will do what it can to expose India's role in the separation of East Pakistan in 1971, and in destabilising Pakistan through terrorism.

Aziz said the government had taken notice of Modi's acknowledgement of India's role in East Pakistan in 1971.

He said it was regrettable Modi chose Bangladesh to issue a statement used to fan hatred against Pakistan in Bangladesh and that attempts at sowing the seeds of hatred for Pakistanis in Bangladesh would not succeedas the people of Pakistan and Bangladesh shared a common bond of religion and had endured a joint struggle for independence against colonial rule.

He urged the United Nations and the international community to take note of India's admission of participating in activities that destabilised Pakistan.

Aziz said it was ironic that Modi chose to present a case for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council in Bangladesh, adding that India would not qualify for the seat because of recent admissions of interference in East Pakistan and for violation of UN resolutions regarding the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.

He also expressed regret over the Indian defence minister's statement to combat terrorism with terrorism.

The Foreign Office on Tuesday deplored Na­­r­e­ndra Modi’s statement in Bang­la­desh in which he took pride in India’s role in the break-up of Pakistan. Modi also accused Islamabad of creating nuisance and stirring trouble in India.

FO spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said that Indian premier’s comments “only confirmed Pakistan’s stance on India’s negative role against a sovereign neighbouring state”.

He urged the international community to take notice of India’s admission to interfering in former East Pakistan.


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