Islamabad, July 8: Pakistan will use nuclear weapons if its survival is at stake, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said.(READ: Hillary Clinton urge to put the lid on Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions )Also Read - Viral Video: Pakistan Driver & His Assistant Stop Train to Buy Dahi, Suspended | Watch

“(If we need to use them for) our survival, we will,” Asif told Saleem Safi on Geo News programme ‘Jirga’.The minister said the use of nuclear weapons was an option as they were not kept merely for show. Also Read - BAN vs PAK: Babar Azam Bowls For the First Time in International Cricket Against Bangladesh | WATCH Video

“We should pray that such an option never arises, but if we need to use them (nuclear weapons) for our survival, we will,” he said. He also accused India — also a nuclear power — of waging a proxy war by “fuelling terrorism directly or indirectly … in Pakistan”. Also Read - India vs Pakistan: India Eye to Avenge 10-Wicket T20 World Cup Loss vs Pakistan, Schedule to be Announced in January