Pakistan says it has alerted the international community including the United Nations about impending threats from India. India and Pakistan have been engaged in a severe conflict since their independence and have fought three wars over the contentious ‘Jammu and Kashmir’ region.
Newly-appointed Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had written to UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Security Council president Kelly Craft and notifying them about the impending threats to Pakistan from India.
“We have shared our concerns and fears with international organisations and our partners as well,” she added.
Earlier, the new Indian army chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane added fuel to fire when he stated that “If Pakistan does not stop its policy of state-sponsored terrorism, we reserve the right to pre-emptively strike at the sources of terror threat and this intent has adequately been demonstrated in our response during surgical strikes and Balakot Operation.”
According to the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO), Pakistan deplores the continuing proclivity of Indian political as well as military leaders to fabricate facts regarding the situation along LoC as part of their attempts to mislead the world and with the intention of staging some false flag operation.
FO spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said, “there should be no doubt about Pakistan’s resolve and readiness to thwart any aggressive Indian move, inside its territory or Azad Jammu and Kashmir.” “No one should forget Pakistan’s befitting response to India’s Balakot misadventure,” said Farooqui.
Tensions between India and Pakistan intensified after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed killed over 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. India launched a counter-terror operation against terror in Balakot on February 26.
The next day, the Pakistan Air Force retaliated and downed a MiG-21 in an aerial combat and captured its pilot, who was handed over to India on March 1 after New Delhi threatened of escalation.