Pakistan will not send military troops to other countries: Nawaz Sharif

Premier dismisses notion that some countries had asked for assistance of Pakistan's armed forces to conduct...

APP/web Desk March 20, 2014
Prime minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the renaming ceremony of PAF base Mianwali. PHOTO: INP

MIANWALI/ LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that Pakistan was not sending its military troops to other countries.    

Nawaz dismissed the notion that some countries had asked for assistance of Pakistan's armed forces to conduct operations in their land.

Speaking to media after a ceremony to rename Mianwali Airbase as MM Alam Airbase, the premier stated that recent visits of the leadership of brotherly countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait were testimonies of their friendship and must not be linked with such assumptions.

Addressing the ceremony, Nawaz said that Pakistan was not involved in the arms race but it was neither negligent with regards to its defence. He added that the army will be made strong from every aspect as it makes the country strong.

He also said that Pakistan was a peaceful country and did not have hostilities against anyone.


Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain appreciated the statement by Nawaz regarding not sending troops to other countries, Express News reported.

He also said that the premier should always make such brave decisions in the future.

He further added that such an announcement has also increased confidence of the nation.


nawaz | 10 years ago | Reply Mian sahib who would believe on your statements? You and your cabinet is a bunch of liars. Every one knows If not serving personnel but retired will be sent including those who are considered as strategic assets. I hope this does not happen for any unholy activities. We should remind them that though we respect Kings and prince from your states but we are also King Kong. Interestingly Lion (king) is logo of PML-N though with goats tail.
Dr.Shafique | 10 years ago | Reply

Dear NS, Do you think the world is full of fools to believe your fantasy story? The world knows -- and more so Pakistanis living overseas -- that Pakistani soldiers and mercenaries operate in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and, more recently, also in Syria and elsewhere. And because Kashmir is not an integral part of Pakistan, assuming it is a "disputed" territory, the Pakistani soldiers there are doing charitable work! And what about Afghanistan? The list does not end there because wherever Pakistani Government can make a fast buck, it will not hesitate to send Pakistani soldiers to their graves. And that's how much credibility Pakistani Governments enjoy.

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