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Pakistan will retaliate to any aggression by India

23 October, 2014

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BANNU: Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR) Director General Major General Asim Bajawa on Wednesday said that the country wants peace on its borders, but is ready to respond to any form of aggression from its neighbours.

"We do not want to disrupt peace but if the other side resorts to aggression then it will be responded accordingly," the ISPR spokesman said while talking to reporters.

He said that Pakistan does not want any clash at its border, and that it has always talked about peace.

He added that Operation Zarb-e-Azb was successfully underway in North Waziristan and would be completed soon. However, he did not give any timeframe in this regard.

He stated that a number of terrorists had gone to Afghanistan before the start of the military offensive. He said that covert operations were being carried out in Bajaur Agency on intelligence reports against terrorists.

"The operation is going on successfully. The defusing of explosives and clearance of areas is underway in several areas. The army is trying to conclude this operation as soon as possible; however, we can't give a final date in this regard," Bajwa said.

He said that tonnes of explosives had been stored in tunnels, which were being recovered or destroyed in order to avoid human losses. He said it would take some time to clear the explosives.

To a question, the ISPR DG expressed his satisfaction over arrangements made by the military for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

"We wish a save return of the victims to their homes and also providing all-out facilities to them here in camps, which are declared the best camps by the United Nations," he said. "We want to give every possible facility to the internally displaced persons of North Waziristan," he added.

His words follow an intense exchange of mortar and gunfire by Indian and Pakistani forces along the Working Boundary and the Line of Control.

The recent violence killed at least 20 civilians and wounded dozens in the worst violation to date of the 2003 ceasefire. While the firing has abated, tension remains high along a 200-kilometre stretch of the border dividing the two neighbours.

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