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To respond to India, Pakistan puts army on standby


Islamabad, Feb 22: As India readies for action in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, Pakistan has authorised its military to respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression.

To respond to India, Pakistan puts army on standby

Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan who chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee in Islamabad also decided to act against proscribed organisation. Further it also notified Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniyat as banned groups. There was however no mention of the Pulwama attack during the meeting.

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An official statement read, "the National Security Committee meeting was convened to discuss the situation arising from the Pulwama attack, and the "forum noted that the state of Pakistan is not involved in any way, means or form in the said incident."

The incident was conceived, planned and executed indigenously. It further reiterated Pakistan's offer to investigate the attack and of dialogue on the issue of terrorism among other disputed issues.

"At the same time, the Prime Minister authorised armed forces of Pakistan to respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure by India," the statement said.

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It further said that Pakistan will take action against anyone found using it soil on the basis of the investigation or any tangible evidence provided. India needs introspection to realize that why people of (Jammu and Kashmir) have lost fear of death.

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