The Indian Air Force fighter jets violated the Line of Control (LoC) to which the Pakistan Air Force immediately responded thwarting any possible aggressing by New Delhi.
“Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircraft went back,” Director-General ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto slammed New Delhi for trying to muzzle the Kashmiri freedom movement by carrying out airstrike on Pakistani soil for the first time since 1971.
Speaking out on Twitter, he termed the attack “outrageous” and “unprecedented.”
He said it is well within Pakistan’s right to retaliate.
“The whole nation stands with our brave soldiers who are ready to respond to any scenario. They risk their lives on a daily basis to keep us all safe,”he said.
“Atrocious that the extremist Hindutva government of the so called largest democracy in the world would risk provoking war between two nuclear armed states, to feed war hysteria at home and help with Modi’s re-election campaign,” he said.
“Pleased that the opposition has called for a joint session of parliament. The appropriate forum for all decisions to be made. While the whole nation will stand united with whatever decision is taken it is important for Pakistan to be cautious,” he said.
“We don’t want to play into Modi’s hands. Proponents of peace in the region on both sides of the border must join in calling for cooler heads to prevail. The innocent people of India and Pakistan will be the collateral damage to any misadventure,” he added.
President Dr Arif Alvi said we have no bad intention against any other country but we know to defend our motherland from any kind of misadventure.
Addressing a conference on “Media and Conflict” in Islamabad, he said the valiant Pakistani armed forces combated and defeated the scourge of terrorism in a befitting manner.
President said our armed forces have a wide range of experience to deal with the menace of terrorism and the entire world can learn from us to cope with the menace.
Reacting to the incident, politicians and analysts also took to Twitter to voice their concerns.
Commenting on the incident, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif said that if India attempted to start a war, Pakistan’s flag will be hoisted in New Delhi. “It would be a mistake to consider our efforts towards peace as weakness,” he said.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari said that India should not remain in misconception, Pakistan, he said, was capable of giving a befitting response. “Modi should not disturb regional peace only for the sake of winning elections. India should be prepared to bear the loss in case of an attack on Pakistan,” he remarked. He further said that each and every citizen of Pakistan stood in support of the army.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah said that it would be a mistake to think that the political differences have divided the political parties of Pakistan. “We stand united when it comes to matters of national security. Violation of the LoC by India is a warning. In case of another such attempt, immediate action should be taken,” he said.