Gen Sharif flays Indian hostile rhetoric, warns `None should dare to cast an evil eye on Pakistan`

Pakistan's Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif

Rawalpindi, June 12: In an apparent response to India’s aggressive rhetoric, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, warned that no one should dare to cast an evil eye on Pakistan.

Presiding over a formation commanders’ conference held at General Headquarters (GHQ) here on Wednesday, General Sharif recounted the successes of security forces in the ongoing operation against terrorists.

He said terrorists have been dislodged from their strongholds in North Waziristan and the Khyber Tribal Agency, and the fight was now moving into the last few terrorist pockets close to the Afghan border.

According to an ISPR release, the forum was given comprehensive briefings on security and professional issues.

The ISPR in an unusually strong statement said: “The forum took serious notice of the recent Indian hostile rhetoric coupled with covert and overt actions to destabilise Pakistan.”

According to a tweet from the Director General of ISPR, Major-General Asim Saleem Bajwa, the army chief said the Pakistani nation is the most resilient nation in the world which would emerge victorious against all challenges, and warned that “none should dare to cast an evil eye on Pakistan.”

The statement said the Conference termed as “highly regrettable” the fact that Indian politicians not only indulge in actions that are in violation of the United Nations’ Charter but also take pride in claiming their interference in the internal affairs of other states.

The ISPR statement said: “The forum reiterated its resolve to defeat their designs and defend the territorial integrity of Pakistan at any cost with a befitting response to any misadventure against the country.”

Pakistan has strongly condemned the statement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bangladesh where he not only accused Pakistan of spreading terrorism in India but also admitted that India had played a part in the break-up of Pakistan in 1971.

(With Agency Inputs)

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