Colombo, August 7 (newsin.asia): Pakistan on Wednesday decided to suspend bilateral trade and downgrade diplomatic relations with India, a statement from the Pakistan High Commission said.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Security Committee chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The NSC decided to: 1. Downgrade diplomatic relations with India; 2. Suspend bilateral trade with India; 3) Review of bilateral arrangements; 4) Take up the matter in the United Nations, including the Security Council; 5) Observe Independence Day this 14 August as solidarity with brave Kashmiris and their just struggle for their right of self-determination; and 6) Observe 15th of August as Black Day.
The Prime Minister directed that all diplomatic channels be activated to “expose brutal Indian racist regime, design and human rights violations.” The PM also directed the Armed Forces to continue vigilance.
The NSC meeting was attended by the 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.