As India weighed its options in response to the Jammu attack, Pakistan on Saturday said it would take equal or more steps if New Delhi opted for military action against that country.
“Any utterance from a country that has mobilised its forces on the borders must be taken seriously,” Pakistani information minister Nisar Memon said in an interview to local daily `The News`.
“We have two options. Either to act in the same manner (issuing an equal threat) or to encourage India to engage in the peace dialogue. There`s a readiness on our side and now it`s upto India to decide to have peace or not. We will take equal or more steps against India in case of aggression,” he said.
Stating that Pakistan would not permit anyone to use its soil to carry out acts of terrorism anywhere, he said, “We are victims of terrorism ourselves.”
“India has a habit of maligning Pakistan. We always denied and condemned terrorism everywhere in the world, be it Karachi or Jammu. Whatever is happening in Pakistan or in Jammu is aimed at damaging the interests of Pakistan,” he said.