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Pakistan to respond to India at the time and place of its choosing: NSC

Pakistan has made it clear that it will respond India at the time and place of its choosing. This was decided in an emergency meeting of top security body after Indian claims of strike.

By Web Desk
February 26, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has  directed  elements of national power including the Armed Forces and the people of Pakistan to remain prepared for all eventualities, hours after Indian warplanes violated Pakistan's airspace on Tuesday.

"India has committed uncalled for aggression to which Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing"  observed a  special meeting of the  National Security Committee chaired by the Prime Minister at his office. 

It was attended by Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Finance, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, COAS, CNS, CAS and other civil & military officials.

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A statement issued after the meeting said  the forum strongly rejects Indian claim of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot and the claim of heavy casualties. 

"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," the statement said.

It further said the  claimed area of strike is open for the world to see the facts on ground, adding that local  and international media is being taken to the area.

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"To take the nation on board, the government has decided to requisition joint session of the Parliament. PM has summoned special meeting of NCA on 27 Feb 2019," the statement added.

The prime minister has decided to engage with global leadership to expose irresponsible Indian policy in the region.

He also appreciated timely and effective response of PAF to repulse Indian attempt without any loss of life or property.