Chief Minister of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province – Mahmood Khan upped the ante against India and warned that he will lead from the front if Jihad was formally declared on India.
“We will return from Jihad only after complete victory and liberation of Kashmir from India”. We fully support PM Imran Khan’s stand on the issue and are completely supporting the Pakistan Army in the fight against the atrocities of Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, Pakistan President Arif Alvi has said that India is playing with fire by revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and the same fire will burn its secularism in an interview to Vice News.
Arif Alvi said that the Indian government is living in a ‘fool’s paradise’ if it thinks that it can improve the situation in Kashmir by revoking Article 370. Alvi said India, in fact, encouraged terrorism through the Constitutional changes for which Pakistan is not responsible.
When asked if Pakistan is disappointed that no statement was issued after the United Nations Security Council meeting on Kashmir, Alvi said that the issue was deliberated upon and has been ‘internationalised’ after a long time’. Arif Alvi said India ignored several Security Council resolutions on Kashmir and refuses to negotiate with Pakistan to settle the dispute.
“I think there is hegemonistic intent to capture Kashmir, but that won’t happen”, Alvi said. Echoing Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s views, he said Pakistan will continue to raise the Kashmir issue at all international forums.
Arif Alvi expressed apprehension that India can stage a ‘Pulwama-like operation’ and then attack Pakistan but “we don’t want to start a war”. “If India starts a war it is our right to defend ourselves,” Arif Alvi said.