Indian threats of surgical strike will receive strong response: Ahsan Iqbal

Says political 'surgical strikes' carried out to destroy political stability of Pakistan

News Desk February 24, 2018
Federal Minster for Interior and Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal. PHOTO: FILE PHOTO

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, on Saturday said that India is issuing threats of a surgical strike but "we will fight strongly".

While addressing media in Lahore, Iqbal said that the government started an operation with the help of Pakistan Army, gained major victories against terrorism and was consistently working on the National Action Plan (NAP).

Iqbal said, "we are facing conspiracies on an international level; Pakistan’s enemies are spending additional time to hatch conspiracies and our neighbour country is giving threats of surgical strikes, but we will put up a strong fight."

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The minister further added that Pakistan is facing political pressure from the United States regarding Afghanistan. he said stability in Pak-US relations can be a source of peace in Afghanistan, but lack of trust between the two countries can cause damage and terrorists will benefit from it.

He said that political "surgical strikes" are being carried out to destroy the political stability of the country.

Ahsan Iqbal said that in such a critical situation, politicians need to be united on national issues and parliament is present for the purpose. "We should respect prime status of parliament and keep this in mind that parliament is the supreme institution and asset of democracy," he added.



powayman | 6 years ago | Reply Isn't this the same guy who said that Pakistan used it's influence to avoid FATF gray list? He has no credibility.
Mirestan | 6 years ago | Reply EVERY DAY Indians ARE KILLING CIVILIANS ON THE LINE OF CONTROL. If this is Indian planning to keep the pressure on Pakistan for Nawaz Sharief. As Indian say that Nawaz is their investment. Indians will do more for Nawaz.
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