Pakistani dismisses Indian army chief’s threats as irresponsible

August 7, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday termed the statement of Indian Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag’s statement as irresponsible and against the realities of South Asia.

On first day of assumption his office earlier this month, General Suhag issued a stern warning to Pakistan, saying if the neighboring nation “provokes” — like the beheading of an Indian soldier last year — then the response “will be intense and immediate.”

“I can only tell you that our response to any such act will be more than adequate in future and it will be intense and immediate,” General Suhag, who assumed office, told the media in New Delhi on August 1st.

Regarding Indian media blames on Pakistan’s Diplomat in Colombo, the spokesperson termed them part of run-of-the-mill propaganda to harm Pakistan and Sri Lanka ties.

Press Trust of India had reported this month Pakistan has withdrawn its diplomat from its High Commission in Colombo following an allegation against him that he was involved in conspiracy to target the US and Israel consulates in south India at the behest of the country’s intelligence agency ISI.

Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will participate in Organization of Islamic Countries’ executive meeting of Foreign Ministers on Gaza situation in Jeddah next week.

The Foreign Office Spokesperson Ms. Tasnim Aslam said the OIC meeting on August 12 will come up with concrete collective policy of Muslim countries regarding Gaza.

She said a number of ideas have already been discussed in previous meetings of OIC.

To a question, she said there has been no proposal for holding any extra-ordinary Summit level meeting of OIC. Pakistan has been doing its every effort to highlight Israeli aggression against Palestinians, she added.

Regarding the US drone attacks, the spokesperson reiterated Pakistan’s lucid stance and said these attacks are against our sovereignty and territorial integrity. She condemned the US drones and use of the technology, which is inaccurate and causes a lot of collateral damage. NNI