Pakistan to downgrade diplomatic relations with India, take Kashmir matter to UN

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Pakistan has announced that it will downgrade diplomatic relations with India and suspend bilateral trade with them.

Pakistan also announced the partial closure of its airspace.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan held a security meeting in Islamabad. According to reports, Pakistan is going to snap diplomatic ties with India following the abolition of Article 370 by India that led to the declaration of Kashmir and Ladakh as union territories.

According to Reuters, Imran Khan said:  “I want to make it clear that we will fight this issue on every forum, (including) at the UN Security Council.”

Saying that the issue will be addressed to the International Criminal Court, he added: “If the world does not act today, if the developed world does not uphold its laws, then things will go to a place that we will not be responsible for.”

In response to India’s action, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told parliament that it wants to expel the Indian ambassador, and later the Foreign Ministry said India has been informed to withdraw their envoy.

The decision came at a meeting of Pakistan’s National Security Committee led by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by the heads of the armed forces and senior government officials.

On Monday, New Delhi revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir by abolishing Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.Pakistan has not taken this action positively and has rejected India’s move on Jammu and Kashmir.

Islamabad is also seeking international diplomatic support against New Delhi.

Peoples Time/HG

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