Any aggression by India would be responded in befitting manner: Senate informed

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Tuesday that any aggression by India will be responded effectively by Armed Forces and people of Pakistan.

This was stated by Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir while responding to a call attention notice moved by Sehar Kamran regarding the statement by US Intelligence Chiefs during US Senate Armed Service Committee meeting that India may launch aggressive action inside Pakistan on the pretext of stopping cross-border attack and the exchange of artillery shells across the Line of Control.

The Minister said India has been committing cease fire violations and Pakistan armed forces gave befitting response to these violations.

He said Pakistan does not desire escalation of tension but will fully safeguard people living along the Line of Control.  The Minister said the US statement is based on assessments and India is well aware of its consequences.

He said Pakistan has been on forefront in the war against terrorism.  He said Pakistan is taking action against terrorists of all shades without any discrimination.

Khurram Dastgir said after successful completion of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, Operation Raad-ul-Fasaad is under way for eradication of terrorism.

He said there are no safe havens of terrorists in Pakistan. The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed “The Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017”.

The Bill moved by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb provides for the right to information in transparent and effective manner, subject only to reasonable restrictions imposed by law.

The Senate also passed “The Post Office (Amendment) Bill 2017”.—Radio Pakistan