Spokesperson of the military’s Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor said, “If India dares to launch a surgical strike inside Pakistan, it will face 10 surgical strikes in response.”
Major General Asif Ghafoor said that there was a “complete freedom of expression” in Pakistan | REUTERS image for representation
- Military spokesman said there should be no doubt about ‘Pakistan’s capabilities’
- He said the Pakistan Army wanted democracy to be strengthened
- He said anyone with any evidence of rigging should bring the matter forward
Pakistan on Saturday warned of “10 surgical strikes” against India in response to a single such attack in the latest war of words between the two estranged nuclear-armed neighbours.
Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson of the military’s Inter Services Public Relations, said this while talking to the media in London, where he is accompanying Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on a visit.
“If India dares to launch a surgical strike inside Pakistan, it will face 10 surgical strikes in response.”
– Ghafoor was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan
He also said, “those who think of any misadventure against us should have no doubt in their minds about Pakistan’s capabilities.”
The military spokesman said the Pakistan Army was the custodian of the $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and that the mega project will strengthen the economy of the country.
Ghafoor said the army wanted democracy to be strengthened in Pakistan, and claimed that the general election in July was the most transparent in the country’s history.
“If anyone has evidence of rigging then it should be brought forward.”
– Ghafoor said
He also rejected reports of restriction on the media and said there was “complete freedom of expression” in the country.
He said there were more good developments in Pakistan than bad and that the international media should also highlight the good things.