ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Defence Minister has warned India to avoid “any misconception as Pakistan knows how to defend itself.” In a strong reaction to Indian heavy shelling which killed eight Pakistani civilians on August 28 Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has threatened that Pakistan would respond firmly to any aggression by India. He was talking to newsmen after visiting Combined Military Hospital, Sialkot on Saturday to inquire about the health of those injured during unprovoked firing by Indian forces.
The Defence Minister said India should not remain in any misconception as Pakistan knows how to defend itself.
He pointed out that Pakistan defended against Indian aggression in September 1965 and it would do so if India resorted to any misadventure. The Minister regretted that the Indian Prime Minister was resorting to such tactics to support his sagging reputation at home. Khawaja Asif said India is targeting civilian population which is “cowardliness of highest order.
Meanwhile a three member UN Peace Keeping Observers visited Pakistani villages and town to assess the deaths, injuries and losses of properties on Pakistani side. The UN officials United Nations (UN) visited the Working Boundary at Kundanpur village in Sialkot on Saturday to review damages caused by firing at the border India continues to deny any UN officials access to the Indian side of the border.