Pakistan set to escalate tensions with India, may close air space

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Pakistan set to escalate tensions with India, steers towards war
Pakistan set to escalate tensions with India, steers towards war

Islamabad : One day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan hinted of nuclear war with India, a Pakistan minister has claimed that the PM is now considering a complete closure of air space to India and its trade route to Afghanistan.

"PM is considering a complete closure of Air Space to India, a complete ban on use of Pakistan Land routes for Indian trade to Afghanistan was also suggested in cabinet meeting, legal formalities for these decisions are under consideration...Modi has started we'll finish," Pakistan's Science and Technology Minister Fawad Hussain tweeted.

The statements came after Pakistan failed to put a point against India's decision to scrap Article 370 of Indian constitution at the United Nation Security Council earlier this month.

After India's announcement on August 5, Pakistan had approached the UNSC with China's support, but failed to create any buzz as most of the members stood by India saying that Kashmir was a bilateral issue.

On Monday, Imran Khan in a televised address said he want people of Pakistan to stand with the Kashmiris.

"First, I believe, the entire nation should stand with the Kashmiri nation. I have said this that I will act as Kashmir's ambassador," Mr Khan was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.

"I will tell the world about this, I have shared this with heads of state that I have been in contact with. I will raise this issue at the UN as well," he added, referring to his scheduled address to the UN General Assembly next month.