Government Rules Out War With India

20 October 2014
Daily Times


Islamabad: Ruling out a full-fledged war with India on the basis of recent escalations at Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary, a federal minister on Monday reminded the neighbouring country in a veiled reference about the nuclear capability of Pakistan. In the session of National Assembly the violations of LoC by Indian forces, Federal Minister States and Frontiers Regions (Safron) Lt Gen Abdul Qadir Baloch said that both countries possess the nuclear capability and should realise their responsibilities. He, however, said that it should not be conceived as a threat, but said that Pakistan cannot remain silent against the aggression of India and said that India should not have any illusions about it. Baloch, who was speaking about the escalations on LoC and working boundary after treasury moved a motion to debate it, termed it a serious matter. 'It is of serious nature but cannot lead towards a war at a full scale between the two countries', Baloch noted. This, he added is being discussed at DGMOs level between the two countries and said that India should come out of illusion that it can't browbeat Pakistan through such what he said 'uncalled for acts'. Baloch said that response of Pakistan against Indian aggression would be solid and told the house that government discussed this response in the national security committee after Indian forces resorted to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing and shelling at the borders. Minister also vowed to stand by Kashmiris and said that they would not be left alone. 'Pakistan will extend all moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiris', he declared. Later, members from across the party lines spoke about the situation at LoC and said tat India is responsible for killing of innocent people at LoC and working boundary through its indiscriminate firing. PPP's Dr.Azra Fazal Peecho believed India opened a new front to deflect Pakistan from its counter terrorism operations which it doesn't want to succeed in Pakistan. PML-N's Khusro Bakhtiar rejected the Indian allegations by blaming Pakistan for security situation at LoC and said Pakistan army can't think of harming Kashmiris for whom Pakistan has been raising the voices at international forums. The house also passed a unanimous resolution to congratulate Malala Yousafzai for being bestowed the honour of Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. This house salutes to Malala's struggle and sacrifice for the cause of girl's educations and her voice against illiteracy and extremism symbolizes courage, strength an hope for the children of Pakistan and the world at large. Earlier, the lawmakers of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) indulged in badmouthing against each other and MQM even called for registration of blasphemy cases against PPP leaders for disgracing the word 'Mohajir' which they believed is sacred word having the connection with the Prophet (PBUH). MQM lawmakers also walked from the session after its leader Rasheed Godil strongly criticized PPP leadership and said that country doesn't belong to anyone but to everyone. Speaker Ayaz Sadiq expunged what said unparliamentarily words of Rasheed Godil.