Khursheed demands befitting response to Indian aggression

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Px28-048 SUKKUR: Feb28 – Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah talking to media persons at Sukkur Airport. ONLINE PHOTO by S P Khan

India to suffer inconceivable harm if committed aggression against Pakistan: Baloch

Islamabad—Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah Thursday demanded of the government to give a befitting response to Indian aggression along the Line of Control (LoC).
‘We need to give a matching response. India should not get an impression to put us on defensive by targeting civilian population. The entire nation is looking towards the government and the Parliament,’ he said this in National Assembly.
Khursheed Shah said India was resorting to aggression to create panic among our people and divert international attention from its atrocities against innocent people of Indian Occupied Kashmir.
‘In this scenario we do not need to reserve the right to respond but employ this right and respond with full might to Indian aggression,’ he said. Only statements will not be enough as a response to Indian violence but we also need to be given a telling response, he commented. ‘Our forces are more powerful than Indian forces. Therefore, with every act of violence, India should be reminded with more might that Pakistani forces are not weaker to anyone,’ Leader of the Opposition said.
Pakistan is a nuclear power and India should not get any message from our restraint that Pakistan is a weaker country, he warned. ‘Neither, our Parliament nor people or forces are weaker. We have all the strength to defend our motherland,’ Khurshid Shah said.
Meanwhile, minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch assured the House that India will suffer inconceivable harm to itself if it ever tried to commit aggression against Pakistan. Responding to points raised by Leader of the Opposition Syed Khurshid Shah, he said tit for tat reply will be given to any action by the Indian forces.
The Minister said Pakistan armed forces are not weak in any manner as compared to India. He said our armed forces deployed along Line of Control are not sitting silent and giving befitting response to Indian unprovoked firing along LoC and Working Boundary and India is suffering more losses than us. However, he said Indian forces are killing innocent civilians in violations of all international norms. He said it our compulsion that we cannot target civilians on other side of the LoC which also include Muslims.
Abdul Qadir Baloch said the government is making all out efforts to highlight Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir and unprovoked firing by the Indian forces along LoC. He said these efforts will be further accelerated. Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari said the issue of ceasefire violations and killing of civilians by the Indian forces should be raised in the Human Rights Council of the UN Security Council.—INP