Islamabad: Shortly after Lt General Ranbir Singh, Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), announced at a press conference that India has carried out surgical strikes across Line of Control targeting terror launchpads, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif has criticized India sharply for their behavior. Mr Sharif has said that this is a direct attack on tourism industry in Pakistan and it will not be tolerated.
Tensions have been high across LoC after the terror attack in Uri earlier this month and now India has responded by striking on terror launchpads on the other side of LoC.
“First they came for our agriculture by reviewing Indus Water Treaty, then they came for our manufacturing by reviewing MFN status, and now they are directly attacking our tourism industry by targeting the terror camps. Terrorists from all over the world come to Pakistan to enjoy our hospitality. Now India wants to scare them away through such attacks, this is an act of war”, Pakistani PM Mr Sharif said at a press conference.
“We suffered huge losses when our esteemed guests like Osama Bin Laden, Mullah Mohammed Omar and Mullah Akhtar Mansour etc were killed inside Pakistan. However, USA pays us more than what we earn through terror tourism so we didn’t make much noise about our losses then, India to paise bhi nahin de raha humein. We worked hard and somehow managed to rebuild our industry and convinced terrorists that we are still a safe and enjoyable place to visit. However, this direct strike by India really jeopardizes things and hurts our economy”, Mr Sharif added.
When someone asked whether Pakistan is preparing any response to the surgical strikes by India, Mr Sharif said,”That is a question for the wrong Sharif, I don’t decide things here.”