Stressing that Kashmir happens to be integral and important of Pakistan, Pakistan's Army Chief General Raheel Sharif called Kashmir Pakistan's 'jugular vein'. He made that statement on Wednesday while addresing the main ceremony on Youm-e-Shuhada' (Martyrs' Day) at GHQ Rawalpindi.
As polarising debate set in, Twitter users reacted strongly to the comment:
Pakistan land is a jugular vein of india which was stolen away by mullah beggars.& it must be recaptured destroying adharmis #ChennaiBlast
— Dhivyabharathi (@dhivyabharathi) May 1, 2014
Heights of irresponsibility of Pak army chief to say Kashmir is Pak's jugular vein..what the hell is that? We need peace n not war..
— khushbusundar (@khushsundar) May 1, 2014
"Kashmir is the jugular vein of #Pakistan," Gen Raheel Sharif Pakistan Chief of Army Staff. Reminded me of Quaid-e-Azam. :')
— Sania Gul (@sania_gul) May 1, 2014
Indeed is, Koi Shaak? "@Kashmir_Monitor: Pakistan's Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif has described Kashmir as the "jugular vein" of his country"
— ISI pride of Pak (@Wiseguy70) May 1, 2014
— SYED WASEEM MUKHTAR (@wasimukh98) April 30, 2014
— Ankur - NaMo4PM (@ankur4NaMo) May 1, 2014
— India Policy (@India_Policy) May 1, 2014
Rashid Alvi on Pak Army Chief comment: If they consider Kashmir as jugular vein, they must know that we are competent enough to cut it off
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 1, 2014
Matchless sacrifices offered by Kashmiris will not go in vain, says Pak Army Chief Gen Sharif http://t.co/8D4jeB0INT and Baloch sacrifices?
— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) May 1, 2014
Kise ke jugular vein sur kise ke sarr ka Taj - who cares about #Kashmir ? anybody around ?
— Raminder Jit Singh (@ramindersays) April 30, 2014
Gen Raheel is right. Kashmir is Pak's jugular vein. Shaheed Bhutto said, "Would fight fr Kashmir fr 1000 years." Why rulers are shying away?
— Babar Awan (@DrBabarAwan) April 30, 2014