Pakistan’s PM: Islamabad will respond if India attacks

A man watches television as Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the nation on disputed Kashmir issues, at an electronic market in Karachi on August 26, 2019. (File photo: AFP)

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan says he has warned the international community that India could launch an attack on Pakistani-held Kashmir to divert the attention from human rights abuses in its portion of the disputed Himalayan region.

In a speech at a rally in Islamabad, Imran Khan says his country will give a “befitting response” to the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi if it attacks Pakistan.

He described Modi as a “fascist” and equated him with Adolf Hitler, saying he fears a “genocide of Muslims in Kashmir.”

Similar rallies were held across Pakistan on Friday.

Tensions between Pakistan and India have increased since Aug. 5, when New Delhi downgraded Kashmir’s autonomy.

India on Thursday said it has information that Pakistan is trying to infiltrate “terrorists” into the country.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00