Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor was conducting a joint press conference in Islamabad along with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi after a convention of the UNSC on Kashmir.
The Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor today (on Saturday) linked the issue of Kashmir with Pakistan’s security and asked the global leaders to take serious notice of the threatening statement put forward by the Indian defence minister.
Speaking during the press conference, DG ISPR stressed that Pakistan Army is ready to retaliate in order to defend the homeland in case of any misadventure from India.
“Pakistan is a responsible state but India has always threatened us. Responsible states do not make statements like Rajnath Singh’s,” said DG ISPR and mentioned that more troops were being sent to the Line of Control (LoC) due to the possible threat.
Countering Indian Narrative that Pakistan was supporting infiltration inside occupied Kashmir, Mr Ghafoor said, “Indian-occupied Kashmir has been turned into a prison by the occupying forces.”
“India is resorting to such propaganda to carry out a false flag operation. Pakistan’s armed forces would be ready to give a telling response to any act of misadventure by India in the wake of the UN meeting,” he added.
The DG ISPR paid gratitude to the nation for being united on social media for a national and mutual cause.
Speaking during the press conference, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, “The historic meeting at the UN on Kashmir took place after more than 50 years. This was an important step for the entire world because it not just highlighted the importance of the issue, but also shed light on the things Pakistan can do.”
“Pakistan has decided to intensify its lobbying efforts to effectively highlight the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir,” he added.
Giving details of the decisions taken in today’s meeting, the foreign minister said, “It has been decided to establish a Kashmir cell in the Foreign Office to give impetus to the ongoing efforts and pursue a focused approach on Kashmir.”
“Kashmir cells will also be established in Pakistan’s embassies across key capitals.”
Qureshi warned the international community that India could conduct any evil action near the Line of Control (LoC) to divert world’s attention from its illegal moves and human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
“The UN Security Council meeting on Kashmir is a big diplomatic victory of Pakistan and defeat of India. Today’s India is not that of Nehru but of Modi and there is a clear difference between the two,” he said.