Regional conflict possible over Kashmir: Imran Khan

India used cluster bombs on civilians across LoC, he says
A regional conflict could erupt over Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday and urged for international intervention to stabilise the situation. Mr. Khan’s warning came as India continued to boost military might in the State and ordered tourists and pilgrims from the rest of the country to leave.
“[U.S.] President Trump offered to mediate on Kashmir. This is the time to do so as situation deteriorates there and along the LoC [Line of Control] with new aggressive actions being taken by Indian occupation forces. This has the potential to blow up into a regional crisis,” he said on social media.
Mr. Khan alleged that the Indian forces had used cluster bombs on civilian population across the LoC.
He called upon the international community and the UN to take note of the Kashmir situation. A day earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had accused India of using cluster munitions.
On Sunday, in his social media messages on Kashmir, Mr. Khan said it was time to resolve the Kashmir issue through a “peaceful and just settlement”.
His comments came even as reports came that the administration of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir had asked the civilian population to get armed.
Mr. Khan visited the U.S. last week when Mr. Trump said he was willing to mediate on the Kashmir dispute.

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