Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Voices Concerns on India’s Kashmir Move

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a speech to parliament, Tuesday, August 6, that following India’s move to change the status of disputed Kashmir, Islamabad and New Delhi could go to war if India repeats a military strike inside his country. Khan said he feared that Kashmiri people, angered over India’s decision to strip the region of its special status, could launch an attack on Indian security forces and that New Delhi could blame Pakistan for it. (AP)

Meanwhile, a senior American diplomat arrived in Islamabad Tuesday for pre-scheduled bilateral meetings. Pakistani officials said the latest developments in Kashmir were likely to figure high in the talks with Alice Wells, the U.S. principal deputy assistant secretary of state in charge of South and Central Asian affairs.