SIALKOT: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says India has demonstrated cowardice by attacking innocent civilians living along the Working Boundary.
He was talking to the media during his visit to CMH Sialkot, where he inquired after those injured in the Indian unprovoked firing.
The Interior Minister said ceasefire violations by India across the Line of Control and Working Boundary is aimed at diverting the world attention from its brutalities in Occupied Kashmir and suppressing the freedom struggle there.
He said our people and armed forces are fully vigilant to foil aggression, if imposed by the enemy, through giving a befitting reaction.
Speaking on the occasion, Law Minister Zahid Hamid said the government will construct 50 bunkers at the Working Boundary and work on the project will start within two months.
He said these bunkers enable the villagers to take shelter during Indian BSF shelling. He said the construction work on the project would soon be started in collaboration with the Pak Army and the Punjab Rangers as well.
He said that DG Rangers Punjab has offered to provide bullet proof ambulances at the most dangerous areas in case of attack.
The Interior Minister said that India was shelling the Sialkot border villages by violating the ceasefire agreement, adding Pakistan would give tit-for-tat response to India.
He said that India was resorting to unprovoked shelling just to divert world’s attention from the burning Kashmir Issue, as Pakistan had successfully highlighted the core issue at international fora. He said that Armed Forces of Pakistan had the capability to defend every inch of the motherland, besides, giving answer to the enemy in a befitting manner.
The Federal Ministers appreciated the high morale and state of preparedness of the valiant soldiers of Punjab Rangers, who are selflessly contributing towards safer and peaceful Pakistan.
Later, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid visited the Indian BSF shelling-hit Sialkot border villages in Charwah, Sucheetgarh and Harpal Sectors.
Both the ministers met local people especially with the aggreived families and expressed complete solidarity with them.
They said that the whole Pakistani nation was ready to even sacrifice their lives for defending every inch of the motherland.
MNA Ch. Armughan Subhani, MPAs Ch. Tariq Subhani, Ch. Mohammad Ikram, Rana Mohammad Afzal, Rana Liaqat Ali, Sialkot Deputy Commissioner Dr. Farrukh Naveed and local senior officials of the Punjab Rangers were also present on the occasion.