Imran Khan addresses the legislative assembly in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir [Aamir Qureshi/AFP]

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has slammed his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for committing a “strategic blunder” by revoking the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir.

Khan, while addressing parliamentarians in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Wednesday, said the Indian government’s decision to scrap the Muslim-majority region’s autonomy will be “very heavy” on Modi and his Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as he reaffirmed his support for the Kashmiri people.  

“Modi has committed a strategic blunder,” said Khan during his visit to Muzzafarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. “He has played his last card. They have internationalised the Kashmir issue.”

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