The Pakistan Army on Friday said that Pakistan do not wish for the war, but warned India to get ready for the surprise in case it takes any aggressive military measures, following the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF soldiers.
Pakistan army based in Headquarters Quetta Logistics Area (HQLA) in Quetta Cantonment wrote to Jilani Hospital on February 20 to arrange and make arrangements for medical support in case if war with India persists.
“In case of emergency war on the eastern front, Quetta logistics area is expected to receive injured soldiers from civil and military hospitals of Sindh and Punjab. After initial medical treatment, these soldiers are planned to be shifted from military and civil public sector to the civil hospital in Balochistan till the period of availability of beds in CMHs (civil military hospitals),” the letter to Jilani hospital’s Abdul Malik by one Asia Naz, force commander, HQLA, said.
The letter also advised residents that they should avoid unnecessary lighting at night to take “safe routes whenever commuting” besides avoiding congregation. “Those residing near the LoC and (those who) do not have bunkers should get one made immediately,” the letter added. The local administration has also been directed to advise inhabitants to avoid unnecessary travel near the Line of Control.
The letter ended with the claim saying that “We have received an overwhelming response from all over Pakistan and anticipate the same from Balochistan.”
While addressing a press conference, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said that India blamed Pakistan for the Pulwama attack “without due investigation” and New Delhi has not yet accepted the “reality of partition”.
“We are not preparing for war, you (India) are issuing threats…we have right to respond to the threats. We are not preparing to initiate but planning to defend and retaliate which is our right,” the Army spokesman said.