Pakistan can respond to attack on its soil: Khosa

Published: September 27, 2011
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Khosa said US should provide evidence of Pakistan's involvement with the Haqqani network.

Khosa said US should provide evidence of Pakistan's involvement with the Haqqani network.

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa said that Pakistan possesses the capability to respond to any attack on its soil by the United States, Express 24/7 reported on Tuesday.

He made this statement at an education expo at a hotel in Lahore.

The Punjab governor said the United States should “not mistake Pakistan for Iraq or Afghanistan”.

Khosa added that if the US has evidence of Pakistan’s involvement with the Haqqani network, then it should provide evidence.

He said the US should share intelligence information with Pakistan.

Governor Khosa said Pakistan does not want strain relations with the US to reach the point of no return.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has announced September 29 as the date for an all-parties conference on the national security situation, which has been called in the wake of serious US allegations against Pakistan.

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  • pathan
    Sep 27, 2011 - 11:10AM

    it will be united states worst nightmare to attack pakistan, we will destroy them.

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  • Ravi
    Sep 27, 2011 - 12:32PM

    @pathan: Stop this war mongering. Pakistan cant afford a war and shouldnt think about having one either. Pakistan needs financial and political independence and war will bring neither. What you also need to realize is that the war will be fought on Pakistani land not in the US. So there should be no war for the sake of Pakistan. The US will come flatten and bomb everything and leave the mess to normal Pakistanis. Yes Pakistan will also inflict casualties but there will be no winner. Atleast Pakistan isnt going to get anything positive out of a confrontation like this. I dont understand why leaders give such silly statements.

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  • John B
    Sep 27, 2011 - 4:32PM

    US does not need a bomb to be in war with PAK. Suspending PAK trade to US is good enough.

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  • Mustafa Hassan Malik
    Sep 27, 2011 - 5:23PM

    @John B

    and what is that we need to trade from USA?? and I believe Pakistan will be better without USA and its allies. we have everything we need to survive and for rest we’ll develop ourselves when we need them, like NUKES!! :)

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  • wahab
    Sep 27, 2011 - 6:19PM

    John B is so right.. we should look for other markets rather than just USA, pay our tax and manage our own economy ourself

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  • Qaid -e- Azam
    Sep 27, 2011 - 7:27PM

    Religion and US both must be eliminate from PK politics then we are good to go, otherwise, we will have many countries with NUKES in Pakistan and start destroying each other in the name of race, sects, and what not ..

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  • Mark
    Sep 27, 2011 - 11:09PM

    @Mustafa Hassan Malik: You mean steal them. What did you develop exactly ? Can you please list the items produced by Pakistan?Recommend

  • Hasan
    Sep 28, 2011 - 11:45AM

    “He made this statement at an education expo at a hotel in Lahore.” Why on earth utter words like this at an education expo? The mind boggles!Recommend

  • harkol
    Sep 28, 2011 - 12:25PM

    Pakistan can respond to attack on its soil
    Sure, even a cow responds if you beat it with a stick – by either crying out in pain, or by running or by attacking back. :(

    The question really is – Why respond after an attack? Why not avoid the attack? Why keep waiting for Pakistan’s security & Standing to be completely ruined? US may not have won all its wars, but it did ruin many countries by its attacks. A overt or covert war with US is not in the interest of ordinary citizens of Pakistan, on the other hand gaining control over Pakistani territory and flushing our private militia is… So, why would establishment fight folks who are advising that??

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