Minister: (Pakistan to retaliate forcefully to India if it imposes war: Kh Asif)

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif on Tuesday said that Pakistan will retaliate forcefully to India if it imposes war.

In an interview, he said India does not want to see a stable and prosperous Pakistan. He said Pakistan wants to resolve issues with India in a peaceful manner to bring peace in the region, but India does not seem interested in it.

To a question, Khawaja Asif said peace in the region is linked with peace in Afghanistan. He said Pakistan and United States are enjoying cordial relations. To another question, he said China has supported Pakistan at every international forum besides helping it to solve internal problems.