ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expels Indian High Commissioner over Kashmir issue, the decision was announced on Wednesday.
The decision has also been taken to suspend bilateral trade with Indian due to the recent aggression on Kashmir.
The Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also announced on television that Pakistan ambassador will be called back from Delhi and the Indian envoy will be sent back.
Pakistan to downgrade diplomatic relations with India Over Kashmir Issue
Pakistan has also decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with India after it stripped of a portion of Kashmir of its special autonomous status.
The Instagram post states:
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan today chaired meeting of the National Security Committee at Prime Minister’s Office. The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister, Defence Minister, Interior Minister, Minister for Education, Minister for Human Rights, Minister for KA&GB, Law Minister, Adviser Finance, CJCSC, COAS, CAS, V-CNS, SAPM on Information, DG-ISI, DG-ISPR, Secretary Foreign Affairs and other senior officers. The Committee discussed situation arising out of unilateral and illegal actions by the Indian government, situation inside Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and along LOC.
The Committee decided to take following actions: –
1. Downgrading of diplomatic relations with India.
2. Suspension of bilateral trade with India.
3. Review of bilateral arrangements.
4. Matter to be taken to the United Nations, including the Security Council.
5. Independence Day this 14 August to be observed in solidarity with brave Kashmiris and their just struggle for their right of self-determination. 15th August will be observed as Black Day.
Prime Minister directed that all diplomatic channels be activated to expose brutal Indian racist regime, design and human rights violations. PM directed Armed Forces to continue vigilance.
It has also been decided Pakistan Day will be celebrated with solidarity with brave Kashmiris. Black Day will be observed in Pakistan on 15th August.