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We know how to defend our motherland: Murad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed on Tuesday said that the nation and the political leadership stand united with their armed forces against any cross border violation.

“We might have our internal differences but all are united on the same front, when it comes to the defence of the homeland,” Murad said in his pumped-up speech in the National Assembly, here today.

The minister strongly condemned the LoC violation from India as an apparent retaliation to Feb 14 Pulwama attack.

He advised Modi not to escalate situation and added that India cannot fight with Pakistan, “We have grown up in the eras of wars,” he continued.

Mr Saeed said Pakistani flag will be hoisted at Lal Qila, if India continues to challenge Pakistan.

Read more: Pakistan’s political leadership warns India of ‘strong response’

Responding to Indian attempts to put Pakistan into isolation, the federal minister maintained. “Today, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, China and other countries are supporting Pakistan.”

“Its India who is in isolation right now,” he contented.

PAF scrambles Indian jets

In the wee hours of February 26, Indian aircraft intruded the LoC near Muzaffarabad sector, however they scrambled back following timely response from the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor informed in a tweet, Indian Air Force violated the LoC and the prompt response from the Pakistan Air Force compelled Indian jets to go back.

He said “facing timely and effective response from the PAF, [Indian jets] released [their] payload in haste while escaping, which fell near Balakot.” However, no casualties or damage was reported during the incident, DG ISPR added.



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