Remain prepared for all eventualities: Imran Khan to Army
Islamabad: Saying that it will take the IAF Jet strikes issue in international forums, the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Tuesday, directed Pakistan’s armed forces and citizens to “remain prepared for all eventualities”.
Khan chaired a high-level meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) and strongly rejected Indian claim of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot as well as the claim of heavy casualties.
Khan, in a statment issued after the meeting, said, "The elements of national power, including the armed forces and the people of Pakistan, remain prepared for all eventualities."
“Once again Indian government has resorted to a self-serving, reckless and fictitious claim. This action has been done for domestic consumption being in election environment, putting regional peace and stability at grave risk,” said the statement.
The NSC meeting was attended by the civil and military leadership, including Army Chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa and the Ministers of Defence and Foreign Affairs.
“The claimed area of strike is open for the world to see the facts on ground. For this domestic and international media is being taken to the impact site. Forum (meeting) concluded that India has committed uncalled for aggression to which Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing,” the statement read.
The Prime Minister decided to engage with global leadership to expose the “irresponsible” Indian policy in the region and said the LoC violation will be raised with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), UN and friendly countries, it added.