Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan once again sparked a nuclear war with India over the Kashmir issue, saying it could be an “outcome” in the situation in Islamabad due to the traditional war with New Delhi being defeated.
In an interview to Al Jazeera, which aired on Saturday, Khan reiterated that nuclear war between the two neighbors could be a possibility. “When two nuclear-armed countries fight, if they fight a conventional war, there is every possibility that this nuclear war is going to end. Unimaginable.”
Stressing that he was clear that Pakistan would never start a war, Khan said: “I am a pacifist, I am anti-war. If Pakistan says, God forbid, we are fighting a traditional war, (which) we are losing, and if a country is stuck in between elections: either you surrender or you die till you die for your freedom Fight, I know Pakistanis will fight. Death to their freedom. So when a nuclear-armed country fights to the end, until death, it has consequences. “
Raising the Kashmir issue, Khan said: “Eight million Muslims have been in Kashmir for almost six weeks.
He accused India of diverting Pakistan from terrorism, blaming Pakistan for terrorism. Referring to the suicide blast in Pulwama, Kashmir, he said: “And this he did in February last year when a suicide attack by a young Kashmiri boy, blew himself up against an Indian military convoy, and India took its Pakistan was blamed and then bombed us. “
Expressing its disappointment over the global backlash after India withdrew the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir by Article 370, the Pakistan PM said: “Unfortunately, because of this whole thing about big markets, some countries, They look at big markets, they see India as a market. One billion people, they do not realize that if they do not intervene right now, the consequences will be not only for the subcontinent but the world’s trade – everyone will be affected by it. “
Khan said that Pakistan had recently made efforts to negotiate with India, but there is no question of talking to the Indian government right now after repealing Article 370.
“We came to know that while we were trying to negotiate, they were trying to push us into the blacklist in the FATF (Global Terrorist Financing Monitoring Financial Action Task Force) … if Pakistan was pushed into the FATF blacklist Goes, it means there will be a ban on Pakistan. So they were trying to bankrupt us financially, so when we pulled back. And when we Hsus that it (the government) an agenda … Pakistan for pushing the disaster, “he said.