Khan suspended diplomatic ties with India and announced that bilateral trade relations have been suspended with the country.
Pakistan’s leader Imran Khan also ordered the army to be vigilant. In his speech yesterday, PM Khan said that if the Jammu Kashmir conflict worsened, the whole world would suffer and there would not be a winner of a possible Indo-Pakistani war.
Pakistan’s top civil and military leadership met in Islamabad for the second time in a week to discuss the situation in Occupied Kashmir.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Minister for Interior, Minister for Education, Minister for Human Rights, Law Minister, Adviser Finance, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Air Staff Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of Naval Staff Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, SAPM on Information, DG-ISI, DG-ISPR, Secretary Foreign Affairs and other senior officers.
On August 5, the Indian government moved a bill in the upper house of the parliament (Rajaya Sabha) to remove Article 370 from the Indian constitution amid opposition members’ protest. It was later signed by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, stripping the state of Kashmir off its special status and turning it a Union Territory with the legislature.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) foresees the demilitarization of Kashmir and the determination of its future by popular vote with the decisions taken since 1948.