Pulwama-like attacks can happen after revocation of Article 370: Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed apprehension that Pulwama-like attacks can follow the revocation of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, which could trigger a conventional war between Pakistan and India.

"This will be a war that no one will win and the implications will be global," he warned while addressing a rare joint sitting of Parliament that was convened to discuss the Kashmir situation, a day after the Indian government revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

India maintains that Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part and it includes Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Prime Minister Imran explained how the war-like scenario could erupt in the middle of the current tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

He said Kashmiris would protest and India would launch a crackdown on them.

Imran said with this approach, "attacks like Pulwama are bound to happen again. I can already predict this will happen. They will attempt to place the blame on us again. They may strike us again, and we will strike back."

"What will happen then?... who will win that war? No one will win it and it will have grievous consequences for the entire world. This is not nuclear blackmail," Imran told the lawmakers.

He urged the international community to take notice of the situation in Kashmir.