Islamabad: The Pakistan Army on Friday denied reports that it is preparing for war with India while asserting that the country ‘has a right to respond to the war threats’. Also Read - India vs New Zealand Toss Update WTC Final: Kane Williamson Decides to Bowl First After Winning Toss
“We’re not preparing for war. It’s you (India) who is sending war threats. We’re not preparing for initiating a war but we’ve a right to respond to the war threats from your side,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, DG ISPR, Pakistan Army was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. (ALSO READ – India Decides to Stop Flow of Its Share of Water to Pakistan, Says ‘Will Divert it And Supply to J&K, Punjab’) Also Read - WTC Final IND vs NZ 2021: India Might Drop One Spinner From Playing XI, Suggests Sunil Gavaskar
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His statement came in the wake of media reports in India that Pakistan has started working out its war logistics as the demands for action against the neighbouring country are growing louder and louder day-by-day in the wake of Pulwama attack. It may be noted here that India has already decided to revoke the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Pakistan and mounted a diplomatic offensive to isolate it in the international community.
According to media reports, Pakistan has started preparing for any conflict. Writing to Jilani Hospital, Pakistan army in Quetta Cantonment has asked for medical support in case of a war with India. “In case of emergency war on the eastern front, Quetta logistics area is expected to receive injured soldiers from civil and military hospitals of Sindh and Punjab. After initial medical treatment, these soldiers are planned to be shifted from military and civil public sector to the civil hospital in Balochistan till the period of availability of beds in CMHs (civil military hospitals),” the letter to Jilani hospital’s Abdul Malik by a force commander said.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the PoK government sent a letter asking the local administration in Neelum, Jehlum, Rawalkot, Haweli, Kotli and Bhimbher areas along the Line of Control (LoC) to issue advisories to their residents, warning them about possible retaliation by the Indian Army.