Pakistan reaction on decision to end special status to J&K
The decisions were taken at a National Security Committee (NSC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan at his office in Islamabad.
1. Pakistan expelled the Indian High Commissioner and suspended bilateral trade in response to New Delhi’s decision to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Ajay Bisaria is India’s High Commissioner in Islamabad.
“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,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.
2. The Committee has also decided to review bilateral arrangements and take the Kashmir issue to the UN, including the Security Council, he said.
3. Pakistan will observe August 14, its Independence Day, “in solidarity with brave Kashmiris” and August 15 as a “Black Day”.