The Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday that Pakistan has objected to the statement of Indian Home Minister Amit Shah, in which Pakistan was threatened with surgical strikes against him.
A statement issued by MoFA said, “Pakistan strongly condemns the irresponsible and provocative statement by the Indian Home Minister allegedly threatening a so-called “surgical strike” in Pakistan.
The MOFA termed the Indian minister’s comments as “misleading”, saying such statements “only demonstrate the inclination of the BJP-RSS union to incite regional tensions”.
“This misleading statement merely reflects the BJP-RSS alliance’s tendency to incite regional tensions for both ideological reasons and political justification on the basis of animosity towards Pakistan,” the statement said.
It said these statements serve as a “smokescreen to divert the world’s attention to India’s state-of-terrorism and systemic human rights violations in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir and against Muslims and other minorities in India”.
The ministry said that Pakistan, which is a “peace-loving country”, has repeatedly drawn the attention of the international community to India’s “frightening designs of false flag hoisting” to implicate Pakistan and Kashmiris.
The ministry recalled Pakistan’s action in the 2019 India-Pakistan standoff, which it called “India’s Balakot misadventure”, adding that no effort would be spared from Pakistan to “thwart any offensive design”. .
Pakistan’s quick response to India’s Balakot misadventure in 2019, which included the downing of an Indian fighter jet in Azad Kashmir and the capture of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, has shown the willingness, capability and ability of our armed forces to deter Indian aggression. The preparations are fully demonstrated. MoFA statement said.