Islamabad, Dec 22: Reacting to the two-day high level meet held in India on Monday to discuss on the steps taken by Pakistan against the Mumbai terror attack, distressed Pak Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, “Pakistan defence forces and armed forces are ready to face any challenge as Pak has the full right to defend itself”.
“Pakistan Air Force has increased its vigilance,” he added further.
On the other hand an embattled Pakistan PM Yousuf Raza Gilani said, “Pakistan remains united and is ready to fight anyone to defend itself”.
By approaching a defensive stand, which Pakistan is now taking, after pressure from the international community to crack down on terror he said, "we will fight back any country’s attempt to encroach upon our rights”.
“We have support from all parties and also from those who are out of the party. All the parties have backed the Pakistan government in this tough time,” he said.
Pakistan is trying hard to show unity among its people and forces but still it seems this time India’s strong steps against terrorism has shocked Pakistan from roots.
First Published: Monday, December 22, 2008, 00:00