We in Pakistan are facing a very critical situation. Perhaps as critical as the events in 1971. If we make wrong decisions I have discussed all this with my corps commanders, politicians and prominent Pakistanis. Tomorrow I am meeting the tribal chiefs. I have to say that opinions are divided, but the vast majority supports us. I would say that about 15% aretending towards emotional reactions. Lets look at our neighbors. They have promised US all cooperation. They want to isolate us, get us declared a terroris state. They have met in Dushanbe with some other countries and plan to try and install anti Pakistani government in Afghanistan. So our neighbor is busy trying to harm us. If you see their television they are busy with propagandaagainst us. I want to tell them to ‘lay off’. Our forces are on full alert and ready for a do or die mission. In this situation if we make the wrong decisions it can be very bad for us. Our critical concerns are our sovereignty,second our economy, third our strategic assets (nuclear and missiles), and forth our Kashmir cause. All four will beharmed if we make the wrong decision. When we make these decisions they must be according to Islam. Its not a question of bravery or cowardice. But bravery without thinking is stupidity. Allah has said that he who has‘hikmat’ has a huge blessing. We have to save our interests. Pakistan comes first, everything else is secondary.
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