Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan

Days after saying that a “high-speed flying object” entered its territory from India, Pakistan on March 13 claimed that it could have retaliated but chose to observe restraint.

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on March 13 said that his country observed restraint even as a missile was fired from India on March 9.

An unarmed supersonic missile was “fired accidently” during a routine maintenance operation from India and landed inside Pakistan territory on March 9. India claimed that the missile was fired accidently. It entered Pakistani territory before hitting a private property (cold storage) near Mian Channu, some 275-km from Lahore.

No loss of life was reported.

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on March 13 said: “We could have responded after an Indian missile fell in Mian Channu but we observed restraint.”

He was addressing a public rally in Punjab’s Hafizabad district on March 13 afternoon in the face of a no-confidence motion moved against him by the joint opposition, according to a PTI report.

Khan also talked about the country’s defence preparedness, saying: “We have to make our defence and country strong.”

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