We Do Not Want War, But Responding To India Was The Only Option: DG ISPR
Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday said that Pakistan had no option but to respond to India after Tuesday’s incident where India jets intruded into Pakistan’s territory and dropped payload.
Addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi, DG ISPR said that Pakistan has carried out 6 attacks within its territory to send message to India that Pakistan is ready to defend its land. “We had no option but to respond to Indian aggression,” DG ISPR said.
“We had decided that we would not hit any military targets and would not allow loss of lives, and we have done that. We can do everything and anything to defend our homeland but we would not for the sake of peace and stability in the region,” he said.
He said that Pakistan does not want war and would not put peace in the region at stake. “The government, armed forces and people of Pakistan have always send the message of peace to India. War is not the solution and India must think with a cool head. There are no victors in war,” Asif Ghafoor said.
He also said that Pakistan had shot 2 jets which intruded into Pakistan’s territory. One of the jets crashed in Azad & Jammu Kashmir, the pilot has also been taken into custody. The other one crashed in Indian occupied-Kashmir and both the pilot and co-pilot were reportedly killed.
DG ISPR also rejected Indian claims of having shot down a Pakistani F-16 in its territory. He said that no F-16 has been used thus far.
On Tuesday, DG ISPR said that Pakistan has decided the time and place for response over intrusion and that India must ready itself for surprise.
“We had said that if India attacks our country, we will surprise them. We have conceded a lot for the sake of peace in the region and enough is enough. India should wait for our response. We have decided the time and place and we will give them a big surprise,” Asif Ghafoor said while addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi.