The Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Saturday linked the issue of Kashmir with Pakistan’s security and asked world leaders to take a note of the irresponsible statement made by the Indian defence minister.
The army spokesperson was holding a joint press conference in Islamabad along with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi after a meeting of the special committee on Kashmir.
Speaking during the press conference, DG ISPR reiterated that Pakistan Army was ready to defend the country from any misadventure from India.
“Pakistan is a responsible state but India has always threatened us. Responsible states do not make statements like Rajnath Singh’s,” said DG ISPR and added that more troops were being sent to the Line of Control (LoC) as a deterrence.
Rejecting Indian propaganda that Pakistan was supporting infiltration inside occupied Kashmir, the military spokesperson said, “Indian-occupied Kashmir has been turned into a prison by the occupying forces.”
“India is resorting to such propaganda to carry out a false flag operation. Pakistan’s armed forces would be ready to give a telling response to any act of misadventure by India in the wake of the UN meeting.”
The DG ISPR also thanked the nation for being united on social media for a national cause.
Speaking during the same press conference, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, “The historic meeting at the UN on Kashmir took place after more than 50 years. This was an important step for the entire world because it not just highlighted the importance of the issue, but also shed light on the things Pakistan can do.”
“Pakistan has decided to intensify its lobbying efforts to effectively highlight the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir.”