Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said on Thursday he will give “such a befitting response to India’s Narendra Modi that Nawaz Sharif could not muster”.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman said people from around Pakistan will participate in his party’s march on Friday, Geo New reported.
Khan said in Lahore that Pakistan should unite “following the tirade coming from the Indian government”.
Indian forces carried out a series of surgical strikes early on Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of “naked aggression” from its neighbour.
Amid anger in India over a recent deadly assault on an army base in Uri, officials said troops had conducted “surgical strikes” up to 3km inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to prevent attacks being planned on major Indian cities.
The strikes aimed at “neutralising the terrorists” had caused “multiple casualties”, according to Indian officials.
Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, the director-general of military operations, announced news of the strikes in New Delhi. “Some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launchpads along the Line of Control,” Singh told reporters, describing the intelligence information as “very specific and credible”.