Pakistan has decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with India, the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo quoted the Press Information Department of the Government of Pakistan as saying.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee at the Prime Minister’s Office.
The 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.
“The Committee discussed the situation arising out of the unilateral and illegal actions taken by the Indian Government, the situation inside the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LOC),” the Press Information Department said.
The Committee decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with India, suspend bilateral trade with India, review bilateral arrangements and raise the matter with the United Nations, including the Security Council.
Pakistan has also decided that its Independence Day this 14 August will be observed in solidarity with brave Kashmiris and their just struggle for their right of self-determination.
The Pakistani Government will also observe 15th August, India’s National Day, as Black Day.
The Pakistani Prime Minister directed that all diplomatic channels be activated to expose the brutal Indian racist regime, design and human rights violations. The PM directed the Armed Forces to continue vigilance.