ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday said Pakistan is a peace loving country and believes in peaceful co-existence with credible minimum deterrence. “Pakistan’s defence doctrine is based on maintaining credible minimum deterrence to safeguard sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country and to ensure peace and stability in the region,” the Prime Minister said while talking to Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tanveer Mehmood Ahmad at PM House.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has always played an important role in the defence of the country, in addition to rendering support to civil administration in relief and rehabilitation efforts during natural calamities. The Prime Minister said to defend the aerial frontiers of the country, the government would continue to focus on improving indigenous capabilities besides entering into more joint ventures with other countries.
The Air Chief apprised the Prime Minister about various initiatives taken by the PAF to optimize its effectiveness and efficiency. He also apprised the Prime Minister of the ongoing up-gradation and modernization initiatives and updated him on various programmes to enhance indigenous capabilities of the PAF.-SANA