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Pakistan could lose a conventional war with India: Imran Khan

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 15 Sep 2019

Islamabad: Under the shadow of rising tension over Kashmir, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has confessed that his nation could lose a conventional war with India.

Khan said his nation will never start a nuclear war.

 

He asserted that he was not in favour of starting a war.

 

"Pakistan would never start a war, and I am clear: I am a pacifist, I am anti-war, I believe that wars do not solve any problems,"  Khan told Al Jazeera news channel.

 

"When two nuclear-armed countries fight, if they fight a conventional war, there is every possibility that it is going to end up into nuclear war. The unthinkable," Khan said.

 

"If say Pakistan, God forbid, we are fighting a conventional war, we are losing, and if a country is stuck between the choice: either you surrender or you fight 'til death for your freedom, I know Pakistanis will fight to death for their freedom. So when a nuclear-armed country fights to the end, to the death, it has consequences," he said.

 

Imran Khan has so far failed to garner support from any nation over Indian PM Narendra Modi's decision to scrap Article 370 which had granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Speaking on the matter, he said: "Eight million Muslims in Kashmir are under siege for almost now six weeks. And why this can become a flashpoint between India and Pakistan is because what we already know India is trying to do is divert attention from their illegal annexation and their impending genocide on Kashmir."

 

"They are taking the attention away by blaming Pakistan for terrorism," he said.

 

"So that's why we have approached the United Nations, we are approaching every international forum, that they must act right now because this is a potential disaster that would go way beyond the Indian subcontinent," the Pakistan PM, who came to power last year, said.




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