Enemy will have to pay unbearable price for short or prolonged war: army chief

Published: September 6, 2015
Army chief General Raheel Sharif addresses the Defence Day ceremony at the GHQ in Rawalpindi on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR

Army chief General Raheel Sharif addresses the Defence Day ceremony at the GHQ in Rawalpindi on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said Pakistan Army is capable of responding to an invasion by any external force. 

“If the enemy ever resorts to any misadventure, regardless of its size and scale, it will have to pay an unbearable cost,” he said while addressing a special ceremony to celebrate Defence of Pakistan Day at GHQ in Rawalpindi on Sunday.

The army chief said Kashmir was an unfinished agenda of Partition and that peace in the region hinges on the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

“Without resolving Kashmir issue according to aspirations of Kashmiris, peace in region is not possible,” he said.

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A number of civil-military leaders, artists, families of martyrs, former army cheifs Aslam Baig, Parvez Kayani were present at the Defence Day ceremony to pay homage to the sacrifices of Pakistan Army in 1965 war.

COAS General Raheel Sharif pays tribute to Defence Day martyrs at a ceremony in Rawalpindi on September 6, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR

“The APS attack was the worst example of brutality and tyranny,” said the army chief, while paying tribute to the martyred students and lauding the patience of their parents. He said nearly all terrorists involved in this incident had met their fate.

General Raheel went on to add that Operation Zarb-e-Azb started at a time when chaotic forces were challenging the state of Pakistan and law and order situation in the country was at its lowest ebb.

He also commended the media for playing a key role in war against terrorism by exposing real face of terrorists. He urged all state institutions to play their due role to make this success complete and durable so that the objectives of the National Action Plan will be achieved soon.

The army chief renewed his resolve that they will take the financiers, abettors, facilitator and sympathysers of terrorists to the task.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 6, 2015 - 11:35PM

    If we pay zero to small price in return then please teach them lesson now but history tells us that we have always paid more price than enemy. Recommend

  • Simla
    Sep 6, 2015 - 11:38PM

    And what will Pakistan pay. Eating grass for millenniums but not sure even that will grow.Recommend

  • Baloch
    Sep 6, 2015 - 11:42PM


  • Pakistan Zinda Hai
    Sep 6, 2015 - 11:48PM

    Gen Raheel has given a new boost to his nation with his great speech, his speech has given speechless nights to both Modi and our politicians who are televising paid advertisements on electronic media to gain some popularity. Recommend

  • Bol
    Sep 6, 2015 - 11:51PM

    We Salute you General !!!!!!Recommend

  • SM
    Sep 7, 2015 - 12:11AM

    Who wants to invade Pakistan ?Recommend

  • Raisani
    Sep 7, 2015 - 12:14AM

    Yes of course Chief, enemy will have to pay unbearable price for any adventurism. The whole Nation will stand by you.
    Pak Army Zindabad! Pakistan Paindabad! Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Sep 7, 2015 - 12:15AM

    General Raheel Sharif sahab, you are the only General in the history of Pakistan on whom people of Sindh have placed utmost trust and confidence (not only Sindh but people from all over the country), both, because of your neutrality, passion, patriotism, an urge to bring Pakistan on a world stage (where it was destined to) vigor to fight menace that has engulfed the Pakistan (irrespective of leaning in to any lame threats or whatsoever). We are proud of you, General Raheel Sharif (the Bubber Sher of Pakistan)Recommend

  • Politician
    Sep 7, 2015 - 12:19AM

    Pakistan can hardly deal with its internal terrorism, so no need to show power, just deal with your internal issues.Recommend

  • ziaurrehman
    Sep 7, 2015 - 12:55AM

    Never heard anything like this from Mian nawaz. Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Sep 7, 2015 - 12:59AM

    No matter how much damage you inflict on India Mr Shareef, Indian media and our liberals will turn everything in their favor !! Bitter truth. Recommend

  • TiffinBox
    Sep 7, 2015 - 1:03AM

    Who runs to the UN faster than Usain Bolt when the Indian Army counter attacks?. Wishful thinking.Recommend

  • AnisAqeel
    Sep 7, 2015 - 1:26AM

    Thank you General
    “The army chief renewed his resolve that they will take the financiers, abettors, facilitator and sympathizers of terrorists to the task.”
    If done so I foresee an affluent Pakistan with a very strong military as mostly current evil is the corrupt financiers, abettors, facilitators and sympathizers to terrorists that is hindering any progress and creating fanaticism. And please let me add, opportunist political leaders as well. Done so (IF) and rest assured Kashmir will be presented by the Indian Government in a silver platter by itself without any war.Recommend

  • ajeet
    Sep 7, 2015 - 2:04AM

    Indian army is not the Hindu in your street whom you can bully.Recommend

  • Azi
    Sep 7, 2015 - 3:08AM

    Enemy knows this very well. There is a reason why after 26/11 even when India had world backing it couldn’t attack. A short war out of no where for no real reason will cost India much more than it would Pakistan.

    All these short war speeches by IA chief are sort of a sweeter for RSS and its fans. India should go back to pigeon and planet hunt and play cricket with us for mutual benefit, not friendship. Recommend

  • Union Jack
    Sep 7, 2015 - 5:00AM

    Yes, breaking Pakistan in to two in 71 was seriously unbearable pain for India. Please do not do it again, we cannot contain so much happiness.Recommend

  • Ali
    Sep 7, 2015 - 5:31AM

    We will not be around to see their pain. Recommend

  • Shehryar
    Sep 7, 2015 - 8:17AM

    A lot of Indians trolling the news here. Good to see the confirmation that you received General’s message. Recommend

  • Painful
    Sep 7, 2015 - 8:30AM

    We laughed so hard, it brought great pain to us.Recommend

  • Raju Indian
    Sep 7, 2015 - 8:39AM

    You are so right General – the entire world is keen to invade and take over the peace-loving, high-growth and the rich country of Pakistan! Reality is that the way Army has maimed and looted the country and set it back to the stone age, is enough insurance against any foreign takeovers. We need to salute the General Sir for this lasting benefit.Recommend

  • ali farid
    Sep 7, 2015 - 8:48AM

    Mashallah now we r all moving to the track of easy life and all prays just for u, kindly keep doing the same great work, inshallah! Aameen. Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Sep 7, 2015 - 9:35AM

    Second try!
    All should note that the General somehow failed to mention the “Unbearabke Price” that Pakistan would ALSO PAY in such a war with India!
    As for Kashmir, how many Kashmiris would rather have an Independant Kashmir rather than be part of Pakistan????Recommend

  • harkol
    Sep 7, 2015 - 9:53AM

    Reminds me of this joke:

    “I won’t care even if 100 people come to attack me, i am capable of responding – I can run faster than them.”Recommend

  • Dajjal
    Sep 7, 2015 - 11:34AM

    That’s right the enemy will have to pay an unbearable cost… mostly because we will sue them for a trillion dollars if they attack us… Recommend

  • Simla
    Sep 7, 2015 - 12:58PM

    Pakistan runs on IMF money. How many days of war can it sustain. Google is your friend.Recommend

  • jayant
    Sep 7, 2015 - 2:35PM

    Dont worry Baluch people are already taking bullets , Sad part is its Pakistani bullets !Recommend

  • Turbulence
    Sep 8, 2015 - 2:24AM

    Why all this war-mongering? How is it going to help our daily life? Can we have a war with no damage for our own troops and civilians? How is this even possible? Can we please have some educated people making announcements and bold statements. This all sounds insane.Recommend

  • hari
    Sep 8, 2015 - 7:20AM

    Lol, my ribs are aching.Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar
    Sep 8, 2015 - 11:23AM

    Educated people replying to a country where Modi is ruling? lolz. Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Sep 8, 2015 - 2:18PM

    If we could afford to host 90K Pak POK in 1971 and bear their cost, we surely can host 200K Pak POK now as Indian economy is doing relatively well than 1971. So don’t worry on the cost front General, we can bear it.Recommend

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