- ISLAMABAD - Pakistan armed
forces were put on "high alert" Thursday following threatening
statements emanating from India after an attack on Indian parliament in
New Delhi. Pakistan's top military leaders will hold a "sensitive
strategic conference" Friday morning to take stock of the emerging
situation following threatening statements made by Indian leaders.
- President General Pervez Musharraf will chair the
Conference" to be participated by services chiefs, vice chief of army
staff and many military commanders, besides some concerned ministers.
condemned the attack on Indian parliament complex, and vowed to fight
terrorism under its international commitment. "We have received with
shock the news of the attack on Indian parliament," a senior official
told The News Thursday. However, hours after the attack, some Indian
started issuing threatening statements, which created ripples in
- President Musharraf held talks with military aides and
ordered "high alert" to meet any challenge if India tried to
take advantage of the situation. Vajpayee's remarks, which indirectly tried
to implicate its peaceful neighbour were taken very seriously by both the
government and people of Pakistan. It is in this context that the Pakistan
Armed Forces were put on high alert. "The President will chair the
military conference to discuss the emerging scenario, as Pakistani leaders
are ready to give India a historic lesson if Delhi tries to be
said a senior official.
- It is learnt that a full strategy would be discussed
to tackle this new development, as Pakistan has always condemned terrorism
and it is currently working with international coalition for its fight
against terrorism. "Pakistan is fully prepared and ready to meet any
challenge, as the enemy would be taken to task if it dares to pose any
threat to security of Pakistan," said the senior official.
- The News International, Pakistan