Armed forces capable of defending every inch of motherland: CJCSC Says Kashmir is Pakistan and Pakistan is Kashmir


Tariq Saeed


Sending a clear message that Pakistan was fully capable of giving a befitting response to enemies in case of any misadventure the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has said Pakistan’s armed forces were prepared and motivated to respond to the entire spectrum of threats.
“With the support of the nation of and will defend each and every inch of the motherland with our sweat and blood and are fully capable of effectively responding to all threats”. The CJCSC resolved while addressing the passing out parade of PAF cadets at Asghar Khan Academy in Risalpur on Thursday.
General Zubair Mahmood Hayat declared though Pakistan was a peace loving nation and wanted harmonious relations with all countries especially the neighbors, yet our desire must not be construed wrongly or taken as our weakness. He also observed that fascist and racist policies of India, General Zubair pose threat to the whole region.
General Zubair said as a nation we have rendered great human and material sacrifices for lasting peace in the region. He categorically stated that Pakistan will not make any compromise on the interest of its nation, territorial integrity and sovereignty. He said Pakistan will not allow any country or hostile agency to misrepresent our intent or action.
The CJCSC Strongly condemned the blatant human rights violations in occupied Kashmir saying the indefinite curfew and lockdown in the held valley is a blot on the human conscience. He said Pakistan will continue its moral, diplomatic and political support to their Kashmiri brethren. He said Kashmir runs in our blood because Kashmir is Pakistan and Pakistan is Kashmir adding there can be no lasting peace in South Asia without the just settlement of Kashmir dispute. He said Pakistan rejects forceful annexation of occupied Kashmir by India. This is illegal and not acceptable to Kashmiris or Pakistan.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee said Pakistan was a responsible nuclear state and has noted the pronouncements from the eastern border indicating possible changes in policy and posture in various aspects of nuclear domain.
He said Pakistan has kept a close eye on the strategic force development and deployment of the ballistic missile defense. He said Pakistan has a credible, potent, reliable and effective strategic capability which will continue to provide full range of real options to the national command authority. He said our policy of full spectrum deterrence underpin our national strategy in this regard.
The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee said Pakistan’s strategic and nuclear program is fundamental part of our national security construct. He said Pakistan will continue to maintain strategic balance in South Asia at all costs without indulging in the arms race. Appreciating the PAF for shooting down the two aircraft of the enemy in the dogfight and arresting one of their pilots, he said Pakistan Air Force once against proved its superiority when it took the enemy by surprise