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Will not accept India's domineering in the region, says Nisar

October 10, 2014


Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. — File photo
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said they would protect the country's independence, integrity and national security at any cost, DawnNews reported.

He said the negotiations suspended between Pakistan and India’s foreign secretaries has endangered peace in the region.

Earlier in August, Delhi had called off the August 25 meeting of foreign secretaries of the two countries because of the Pakistani high commissioner’s consultative session with a Hurriyat leader.

Also read: India calls off secretary-level talks

The interior minister was holding a press conference soon after a meeting of the National Security Committee, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair, condemned unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) and working boundary by Indian security forces.

PM Nawaz told the meeting that Pakistan's desire for peace should not be misunderstood and called upon India to immediately honour the sanctity of LoC and working boundary and halt firing for durable peace.

The interior minister said peaceful relations between countries was the best way to go about, adding that they would not accept India’s domineering in the region.

Nisar said 13 innocent Pakistani civilians had died as a result of Indian firing along the border. He said that they would apprise United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon and five other nations of Indian's hostility.

He alleged that unprovoked firing by Indians seemed to have a specific purpose and said that it should recognise that Pakistan is a nuclear power.

Nisar said Pakistan would give a befitting response to India's aggression along the border, adding that the country's troops were fully capable in this regard.

Nisar on Malala's Nobel win

Chaudhry Nisar also said that Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Award was a proud moment for the whole of Pakistan.

He said the population in Swat — which is Yousufzai's hometown — also expressed their congratulations to the 2nd Pakistani recipient of the prestigious prize.

Nisar said it was the first time in history that a minor had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

"The country's brave daughter has made each and ever Pakistani proud," he said.