PML-N, PPP denounce Indian aggression

Lahore: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif have urged the Indian leadership to refrain from plunging region into war. In a statement following the violation of the Line of Control by Indian aircraft, the PML-N leader called on the Indian leadership to rethink its war strategy and warned that if India initiated a war, then Pakistan would hoist its flag in New Delhi. Shahbaz Sharif said on one hand Modi is washing poor people’s feet while on the other, innocent Kashmiri blood is spilling. He urged Modi not to plunge the innocent people of South Asia into a war. “The Indian leadership should come to its senses and act responsibly and should not [plunge] the people of South Asia into war,” he said. Shehbaz Sharif warned that India should not take Pakistan’s patience as weakness. “It will be a significant mistake on the Indian side to mistake Pakistan’s stance as weakness.” He said that the entire nation stands with Pakistan armed forces. He said our army is skilled and its example of bravery is in front of everyone.. “I am ready to go to war and shed blood for my country,” he added. Pakistan People’s Party Senator Sherry Rehman while speaking to private television network said Pakistan’s armed forces are fully prepared to respond to the “drum of war India is beating.” She said at this time, a powerful and clear message should be sent out from the Parliament that we will give a befitting and swift response to Indian aggression.” Rehman further said, “It is the government’s responsibility to summon a joint parliamentary meeting immediately.” “The world should be given the message that we do not want a war. If a war is waged against us, then we are fully prepared for it”, she said.