Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing: Imran Khan
27 February, 2019
While strongly rejecting the Indian claim of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot, a special meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) Tuesday 26.Feb.2019 said India has committed an ‘uncalled for aggression to which Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing’.
The meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan here at the PM Office was attended by ministers of foreign affairs, defence, finance, chairman joint chiefs of staff committee, chief of army staff, chief of naval staff, chief of air staff and other civil and military officials.
Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the elements of national power including the armed forces and the people of Pakistan to remain prepared for all eventualities. “The meeting strongly rejected Indian claim of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot and the claim of heavy casualties,” a statement from the PM Office said. “Once again Indian government has resorted to a self-serving, reckless and fictitious claim. This action has been done for domestic consumption, being in election environment, putting regional peace and stability at grave risk,” it added. The meeting said India has committed uncalled for aggression to which Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing. It said the claimed area of strike is open for the world to see the facts on ground and agreed that the domestic and international media be taken to the impact site.
The meeting also decided to requisition the joint session of parliament to take all parties on board. It also decided to engage with the global leadership to expose irresponsible Indian policy in the region.