Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has said Pakistan’s armed forces are fully capable, prepared and motivated to respond to the entire spectrum of threats. He said Pakistan Air Force once against proved its superiority when it took the enemy by surprise. He appreciated the PAF for shooting down the two aircraft of the enemy in the dogfight and arresting one of the pilots.
Addressing the passing out parade of PAF cadets at Asghar Khan Academy in Risalpur today (Oct 10), he said being sons of the soil, we will defend the motherland with our sweat and blood with the support of the nation. The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee said there can be no lasting peace in South Asia without the just settlement of Kashmir dispute. He said Pakistan rejects forceful annexation of occupied Kashmir by India. This is illegal and not acceptable to Kashmiris or Pakistan.
Strongly condemning the blatant human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, he said the indefinite curfew and lockdown in the held valley is a blot on the human conscience. He said Pakistan will continue its moral, diplomatic and political support to their Kashmiri brethern. He said Kashmir runs in our blood because Kashmir is Pakistan and Pakistan is Kashmir.
He said Pakistan has kept a close eye on the strategic force development and deployment of the ballistic missile defense. He said Pakistan has a credible, potent, reliable and effective strategic capability which will continue to provide full range of real options to the national command authority. He said our policy of full spectrum deterrence underpin our national strategy in this regard.
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17 November, 2019