News Analysis |
Pakistan has once again officially responded to India in a strongly worded message. According to detail, the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Thursday made a categorical assertion that any aggression from India will be responded befittingly.
The meeting attended by Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, heads of intelligence agencies and other security authorized armed forces to respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure from the Indian side.
Recent failed attempts of Indian media to obtain statements of their choice from Saudi Foreign Minister and mentioning of Kashmir issue and gross human rights violations committed by India forces mark the success of Pakistan’s diplomacy.
It is important to mention here that on Wednesday the prime minister of Pakistan offered the Indian government to provide any actionable evidence if they have and assured them that Pakistan will take the action. PM Khan also made it clear that Pakistan has been a victim of terrorism and it does not allow anyone to use its soil against any other state.
After offering a peaceful framework for a viable political settlement to deal with ongoing tension between India and Pakistan, the premier cautioned, saying, “I have been hearing and seeing on Indian media that their politicians are calling for revenge from Pakistan. If India attacks, then Pakistan will not think to retaliate, it will retaliate.”
After the Pulwama attack which claimed the lives of more than 40 Indian soldiers, already sore relationships between Pakistan and India have gone worse. As a matter of fact, Indian media is continuously focusing on war-mongering narrative against Pakistan and is provoking the Indian government to initiate a war.
Many political analysts who appeared on Indian news channels demanded strict action against Pakistan for harboring terrorists. On the other hand, Pakistan has a clear position which has been explained not only by the experts and analysts but also by the Prime Minister of the country. India is not willing to share any substantial evidence with Pakistan but is certain to blame it to isolate Pakistan from the rest of the world.
But Pakistan’s foreign office, unlike the previous governments, is now active and clear in its policy to coordinate with western and rest of the world to shape the narrative in its own interest. Recent failed attempts of Indian media to obtain statements of their choice from Saudi Foreign Minister and mentioning of Kashmir issue and gross human rights violations committed by India forces mark the success of Pakistan’s diplomacy.
Furthermore, experts believe that a clear message to the Indian establishment that armed forces have been given free hand to respond to Indian aggression will now force India to think twice before committing any mistake. But it is also argued that since the government in New Delhi is under severe pressure it will take some steps against Pakistan to appease unhappy, radical Hindus in the country. The United Nations have also offered to play its role in de-escalating tension between the two nuclear states.