Pakistan condemns Indian Minister’s surgical strikes statement

Islamabad, October 14 (Kashmir Voice): Pakistan has condemned in strongest terms the irresponsible and provocative statement reportedly made by Indian Home Minister today (Thursday) threatening so-called “surgical strikes” in Pakistan.

In a statement today, Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said this delusional statement only goes to further demonstrate the BJP-RSS combine’s propensity to stoke regional tensions for both ideological reasons and political expediency, based on enmity towards Pakistan. He said such statements also serve as smokescreens to divert world attention from India’s state-terrorism and systematic human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and against Muslims and other minorities in India. The spokesperson said Pakistan has repeatedly drawn the attention of the international community to India’s sinister designs of staging “false flag” operations to implicate Pakistan and Kashmiris. He said Pakistan is a peace-loving country, and will spare no effort in resolutely thwarting any aggressive designs.