India urges Pakistan to review decision regarding diplomatic ties
ISLAMABAD: The Indian government has urged the Pakistani authorities to review its stance and normalize trade relations.
According to details, the Ministry of External Affairs in India has requested Pakistan to mull over the NSC decisions in order to open the doors for negotiations.
The development came after NSC decided to suspend trade ties with arch rivals India who, on Monday, scrapped Articles 370 and 35A which give special status to the occupied Kashmir.
The announcement was made by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah during his address in Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian parliament. He said, “Kashmir will no longer be a state. It will be divided into two union territories – Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature.” He also told that the valley would be re-organized geographically.
In the aftermath of escalating Kashmir situation, the Foreign Office in Islamabad had asked India to withdraw its High Commissioner. The ministry said, “Pursuant to the decision of the NSC today, the Government of India has been told to withdraw its High Commissioner to Pakistan.”