Pak armed forces ready to tackle any misadventure by India: Imran Khan


AUGUST 30, 2019

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan – AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the Pakistani armed forces are ready to tackle any misadventure by India. Imran Khan was addressing a flag-waving and slogan-shouting crowd, observing the “Kashmir Hour” to express “solidarity” with the Kashmiri people.

The rallies to express “solidarity” with the people in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) were held across the country, weeks after the Indian government revoked the special status of the state. The main event was held at Islamabad’s Constitution Avenue where PM Imran Khan delivered an address.

Imran Khan said Pakistan would give a “befitting response” if India attempted to launch a “false flag operation” in Kashmir.

“There are reports that India might resort to an operation to divert international attention from the situation in Kashmir. The Pakistan Army is fully prepared to thwart any external aggression,” he said.

Imran Khan said, “Today, all of Pakistan, wherever there are Pakistanis, whether they are our students, or shopkeepers or labourers, all of us are standing with the Kashmiris.”

“The Kashmiris are going through a difficult phase. Approximately eight million Kashmiris for the last four weeks have been locked under curfew,” Imran Khan said.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan also said the purpose of observing the nationwide protest was to apprise the Kashmiris that Pakistan shared their “grief and pain” and “fully stand by them”.

“We will stand with them till the last breath,” he said.

Imran Khan also said the world should realise that a clash between the two nuclear-armed countries might result in a loss to the whole world.

Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated after New Delhi on August 5 revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two union territories.

Courtesy/Source: India Today