India paving way for major war with Pakistan
ISLAMABAD - Heavy weaponry was being used by the Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC) and continuing ceasefire violations by them could pave way for a major war between the two neighbouring countries, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government would utilise all diplomatic resources to resolve the Kashmir issue peacefully. However, the Pakistani military is fully capable of dealing with any situation if a war is imposed.
Expressing deep sorrow over loss of at least 20 innocent lives at the hands of occupying forces in held Kashmir over the weekend, the federal minister said the violence in the last 24 hours was unprecedented. Over 520 Kashmiri people have been martyred while at least 9,000 injured in the past two years, he added.
At least 20 people were killed in a Sunday search conducted by Indian forces in Shopian district of the restive region. Over 100 were injured in the operation.
The defence minister said a resolution denouncing the ‘Indian terrorism’ has also been passed by the federal cabinet in today’s meeting.