Pakistan decides to suspend bilateral trade, downgrade diplomatic ties with India

Pakistan decides to suspend bilateral trade, downgrade diplomatic ties with India

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan’s top civil and military leadership on Wednesday decided to suspend bilateral trade and downgrade diplomatic ties with India in light of New Delhi’s "unilateral and illegal actions" through which it abolished the special status for occupied Kashmir.


The decision was taken at the meeting of National Security Committee (NSC) in Islamabad, with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, said a statement issued by the PM Office.

The meeting also decided to review the Pakistan-India bilateral arrangements, take the matter to the United Nations and observe the upcoming Independence Day on August 14 in solidarity with Kashmiris.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan   directed that all diplomatic channels be activated to expose brutal Indian racist regime, design and human rights violations. He directed Armed Forces to continue vigilance.

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.