Islamabad: Pakistanis know very well how to defend every inch of their country, said Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf as the nation was battered by a string of terror attacks with the latest assault taking place at a key airforce base.

Rejecting talk of despondency, Ashraf said on Tuesday that being a brave and courageous nation, Pakistanis know how to defend every inch of their country and are even ready to sacrifice their lives for this purpose, reported a newspaper.

"There is no need of any despondency. No nation is more brave, tolerant, and courageous than Pakistanis. Each one from the brave Pakistani nation knows how to defend every inch of their country and sacrifice their lives for this purpose," Ashraf said while addressing a public meeting in his hometown Gujar Khan in Punjab province.

He said: "No power in the world can frighten us, as we are brave people and very well know how to defend our soil and its integrity. This is also evident from the past."

He referred to the terror attack at the airbase in Kamra and paid tributes to the country's brave soldiers for eliminating terrorists. Remarkably heavily armed gunmen had stormed the Kamra airbase in Punjab province on Thursday.

An intense gunfight broke out between the militants and security personnel in Attock, a district which is considered to be one of the areas where Pakistan stores its nuclear arsenal. Interestingly nine militants while one soldier was killed in the Pak airbase attack.


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