Pakistan forces prepared to respond to any spectrum: Sharif

Vastavam Web: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said Pakistan’s armed forces are fully capable and prepared to respond to any spectrum of threat.The remarks by Sharif come against the backdrop of spike in Indo-Pak tensions over the death sentence awarded to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court and on a day when New Delhi warned Islamabad to consider the consequences on bilateral ties if he is hanged.”The nation has full trust in the country’s armed forces,” he said, assuring the forces of government’s full support in equipping it to address modern day challenges.

Sharif said the concept of national security has undergone a transformation and wars are no longer an exclusive sphere of military forces, Radio Pakistan reported.Jadhav, the 46-year-old former naval officer, has been sentenced to death for alleged “spying”.Addressing the passing out parade of graduating cadets at Pakistan Air Force Academy (PAF) Asghar Khan in Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa, Sharif said that cooperation, rather than conflict and shared prosperity, rather than mutual suspicion, is the hallmark of Pakistan’s policy.”Pakistan is a peace loving country and has always maintained the policy of having friendly relations with other countries particularly its neighbours,” Sharif said.