Aiming for peace, mindful of duty to defend country: PM Shehbaz 

Aiming for peace, mindful of duty to defend country: PM Shehbaz 

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said Pakistan was committed to ensuring peace with all countries, however, was mindful of securing its frontiers.
In a post on Twitter on the fourth anniversary of Operation Swift Retort, the premier wrote, "While we aim for peace with all, we are mindful of our duty to defend the country.”

“Today the nation pays rich tribute to PAF for a befitting response to the Indian violation of Pakistan’s air space on the pretext of false flag Pulwama attack,” PM Shehbaz said.

He stressed that Pakistan was ‘mindful’ of its defence and said, “Let no one make any mistake about it.”

The day marked to pay tribute to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) for downing two Indian fighter jets on February 27, 2019 for violating the country’s airspace. One of the Indian pilots was captured but was later handed over to New Delhi as a gesture of peace.

Meanwhile, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, (CJCSC) General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Services Chiefs and the armed forces of Pakistan paid tribute to resilience of the nation and resolve of the armed forces displayed during Operation Swift Retort.

In a series of tweets on Monday, Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry shared the commemorative message on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of Operation Swift Retort.

"Under the pretext of the false flag Pulwama attack, India stage managed a cowardly attack on a fictitious target," the DG ISPR wrote.

The daring, resolute and measured response from Pakistan thwarted Indian nefarious designs.

“Let this day be a reminder that while being a peace-loving nation, Pak AFs (armed forces) are ever ready, not only to defend every inch of the motherland, but to take the fight back to the enemy, if ever, aggression is imposed on us,” he said.

While stating the resolve and strong determination of the armed forces, the DG ISPR said, “Any delusion resulting into a misadventure will always be met with full might of Pak AFs backed by a resilient nation. Pakistan Zindabad.”