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NSC decides to downgrade diplomatic relations, suspend bilateral trade with India

Colombo, 08 August, (Asiantribune.com):

NSC decides to downgrade diplomatic relations, suspend bilateral trade with India Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired meeting of the National Security Committee at Prime Minister’s Office, which eventually decided to downgrade diplomatic relations, suspend bilateral trade with India.

This is said to be a retaliatory move by Pakistan on India’s sudden move to suspend Article 370 of its constitution which said to be a move by India to silence the Jammu Kashmiri issue.
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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, 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.

PM 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.

- Asian Tribune -

National-Security Committee Meeting, chaired by Imran Khan,  Prime-Minister of Pakistan
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