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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Rawalpindi: Targeting India, Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif has indicated that the Pakistan force is “fully capable” of dealing with “any kind of threat” and any mishap would result in a serious counter attack.

At the Defence Day ceremony for marking 50th anniversary of the 1965 war with India, General Sharif said, “The armed forces of Pakistan is fully capable of dealing with all types of internal and external threats, may it be conventional or sub-conventional; whether it is cold start or hot start.”

He continued, “If the enemy ever resorts to any misadventure, regardless of its size and scale – short or long – it will have to pay an unbearable cost.”

General Sharif’s sharp comments came after Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag earlier had remarked that Indian troops are ready for the ‘swift and short nature of future wars’. In April Indian Army’s ‘Kharga’ Strike Corps had also carried out large-scale war games code-named ‘Brahmashira’ to rehearse ‘swift multiple offensives’.

Paying tribute to the martyrs of PakistanGen. Sharif said that their sacrifices will not go in vain. He said, “I am honoured that soldiers from that war are present among us today.”

The army chief further added, “Pakistan has seen many ups and downs in last 50 years, but I can say with certainty that today we are stronger than before and the nation is more hopeful than ever.”

Gen. Sharif also mentioned that Kashmir is an unresolved regional issue since the partition of the subcontinent. “There can be no peace in the region without resolution of the Kashmir issue according to the UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people,” he said.

With Inputs from IANS

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The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has blamed quack doctors practicing without training and professional certification for an alarming rise in the number of HIV positive patients in the country, the media reported on Wednesday.

The doctors associated with the PMA said that the quacks, especially fake dentists, spread the virus by using instruments that were not sterilized, adding that despite free-of-cost availability of life-saving antiretroviral drugs at government hospitals, mortality ratio among patients carrying the virus was also increasing.

An alarming surge in HIV cases has been witnessed in five districts of Pakistan’s Punjab province, with 70 to 90 cases being reported monthly at the main government health facility in Faisalabad city, Dawn News reported.

Earlier this month, an international team of experts from the World Health Organization kicked off an investigation into the sudden HIV outbreak in Pakistan’s Sindh province after over 700 people were diagnosed with the virus in a matter of weeks, most of them were children.

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Following the outbreak, authorities launched a crackdown on unqualified doctors as well as illegal blood banks and laboratories said to be involved in spreading the disease. At least 17 quack doctors were arrested and more than 70 clinics in Larkana district were shut down, according to Xinhua news agency.

According to the PMA, over 600,000 quacks are currently practicing in the country with more than 80,000 based in Punjab province alone.

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The association demanded the government to make all-out efforts to stop the menace of quackery in the country.

Pakistan was considered a country of low HIV prevalence for long, but the disease is expanding at an alarming rate with about 20,000 new HIV cases reported in 2017 alone, according to the UN. (IANS)