Kashmir Issue: Pakistan Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With India, Suspends Bilateral Trade
Imran Khan in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photographer: Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg)

Kashmir Issue: Pakistan Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With India, Suspends Bilateral Trade

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Pakistan on Wednesday decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with India and suspend bilateral trade after New Delhi revoked the special status of Jammu & Kashmir.

The decision was taken at a crucial meeting of the National Security Committee in Islamabad chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by top civil and military leadership, said a statement issued by the PM’s Office.

The Indian government on Monday abolished Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to J&K and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories -- Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh.

The NSC decided to review "bilateral arrangements" with India while taking the matter to the United Nations, including the Security Council, the statement said.

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