Imran holds NSC meeting
Pakistan on Sunday warned India that it is ready to respond to any "misadventure or aggression" by the Indian forces
Islamabad : Pakistan on Sunday warned India that it is ready to respond to any "misadventure or aggression" by the Indian forces, as the country's top civil and military leadership discussed the sudden spike in tensions with New Delhi during a meeting of the National Security Committee.
PM Imran Khan called the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting after the Army alleged that India used cluster bombs to target the civilian population in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
The Indian Army termed as "lies and deceit" Pakistan's allegations that Indian troops used cluster bombs targeting civilians along the Line of Control.
The NSC meeting was attended by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other top officials.
In a series of tweets, Khan said that it's time for US President Donald Trump to mediate on the Kashmir issue.
"President Trump offered to mediate on Kashmir. This is the time to do so as situation deteriorates there and along the LOC with new aggressive actions being taken" by Indian forces, he said, adding that this has the "potential to blow up into a regional crisis".
Last month, Trump had made a stunning claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to mediate on the vexed issue during their meeting in Japan, evoking a sharp reaction from India which denied Modi making any such request.
In another tweet, Khan said the people of Kashmir "must be allowed to exercise their right to self determination according to UN SC resolutions."
"The only road to peace & security in South Asia runs through a peaceful & just settlement of Kashmir," he tweeted.
He also alleged that India was using "cluster munitions" and asked the UN Security Council to take note of this. Khan also condemned alleged Indian attacks on the civilian population.