In the light of India’s recent illegal abrogation of Article 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution, the National Security Committee (NSC) held a meeting this Wednesday. The meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister Imran Khan, attended by the top civilian and military leadership. NSC took some key decisions in light of the situation at hand.

NSC 2 - National Security Committee Meeting makes some major decisions regarding the IOK matter
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The committee decided to review Pakistan’s bilateral arrangements with India, take the matter to the United Nation Security Council, and observe the upcoming Independence Day on August 14 “in solidarity with brave Kashmiris and their just struggle for their right of self-determination”.

The key decisions were shared by the Official twitter account of Pakistan Government.

  • Downgrading of diplomatic relations
  • Suspension of bilateral trade
  • Review of bilateral arrangements
  • Matter to be taken to United Nations
  • August 14 to be observed in solidarity with Kashmiris

According to a statement issued after the meeting “PM directed that all diplomatic channels be activated to expose brutal Indian racist regime, design and human rights violations,”. Also that the Indian government “has also been informed that Pakistan will not be sending its High Commissioner-designate to India.”

Pakistan’s newly appointed ambassador to India, Moinul Haq, was yet to take up his post in New Delhi. While Indian Ambassador Ajay Bisaria will be sent back. It was also decided to recall Pakistan’s ambassador from New Delhi and to ask the Indian envoy to leave. The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi while speaking to ARY News said “Our ambassadors will no longer be in New Delhi and their counterparts here will also be sent back,”

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