Pakistan opposes Article 370 removal: What Pakistan Said on Section 370: Pakistan on Monday criticized the Indian government’s decision to abolish Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir and resolved to consider all possible options, including an appeal to the United Nations against India’s illegal and unilateral steps. . Home Minister Amit Shah announced the decision in the Rajya Sabha under which the Government of India abolished Article 370 on Monday and introduced a separate bill to divide the state into two separate union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Reacting to this announcement, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said that Jammu and Kashmir has been considered an internationally disputed area.
What Pakistan Foreign Office said
The Foreign Office said in a statement that any unilateral step taken by the Government of India could neither change the status of the region, as contained in UN Security Council resolutions, nor the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan It would be acceptable to He said that Pakistan strongly condemns this and rejects the Indian government’s declarations regarding Jammu and Kashmir. The statement said that Pakistan as a party to this international dispute would consider all possible options against illegal steps. It states that Pakistan reaffirms its commitment to Kashmir and its political, diplomatic and moral support for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mahmood Qureshi Said
External Affairs Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan will appeal to the United Nations, Islamic Cooperation Organization, Allied Organization and human rights organizations that they are not silent on this issue. Qureshi said that situation in Kashmir is more serious than before. He said that we will consult our legal experts. The Pakistani Foreign Minister said that the UN Security Council has several resolutions on this and has accepted it as a disputed area … Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee accepted it as a disputed area. Qureshi said that India’s move shows that he had no expectations from the Kashmiri people. The Pakistani Foreign Minister said that Pakistan will continue to support the Kashmiri people as before and history will prove India’s decision wrong.
Pakistan President Arif Alvi
Meanwhile, Pakistan President Arif Alvi has called a joint session of Parliament on Tuesday, hours after the Indian government’s decision to abolish Article 370. According to the report of ‘Geo’ TV, this joint session of Parliament will be held on Tuesday at 11 am in the local time, in which the control situation (Jammu and Kashmir) will be reviewed by the LoC near the tense situation. Pakistan’s Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif has also strongly condemned the move by India. These leaders called the decision unacceptable. Pakistan Peoples Party president Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also criticized the move.
He tweeted that in view of India’s action, the President should immediately call a joint session of Parliament. Dr. Firdaus Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Information and Broadcasting matters, said that Pakistan will continue to provide moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiri people. Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister Shirin Mazari called India’s move completely unacceptable. He said that along with visiting the international forums, including the UNSC and the Human Rights Organization, the International Court of Justice should be taken up immediately.
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