Pakistan has retaliated On India’s decision to remove Kashmir’s special status by sending back India’s envoy back and also by suspending bilateral trade with India. Ajay Bisaria is India’s High Commissioner in Islamabad.
The statement from the foreign office read as “The Government of India has been told to withdraw its High Commissioner to Pakistan. The Indian government has also been informed that Pakistan will not be sending its High Commissioner-designate to India.”
These decisions were said to be taken at a National Security Committee (NSC) meeting which was chaired by Pakistani President Imran Khan at his office in Islamabad. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while addressing a joint session of parliament said, the committee will also look into the bilateral arrangements and will take this current Kashmir issue to the UN plus Security Council.
Pakistan will observe its Independence day on August the 14th keeping the brave Kashmiris in their thoughts and then regard August the 15th as a ‘Black day’.
“PM has also directed all diplomatic channels to be activated in order to expose brutal Indian racist regime, design and human rights violations. PM directed Pakistani Armed Forces to continue vigilance,” tweeted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the ruling party.
The NSC meeting was attended by the Foreign Minister, Defence Minister, Minister for Human Rights, Army chief, DG ISI, DG ISPR and several other senior officials of the military and the government.
Later in the day, India asked Pakistan to have a hard look at their decision and not take any decision in a hurry that will harm both the countries in the long run.