Pakistan asked India to withdraw its High Commissioner hours after Islamabad announced to downgrade its diplomatic ties with New Delhi, an official statement said.
Pakistan also informed India that Islamabad would not be sending its High Commissioner-designate to New Delhi.
Islamabad suspend bilateral trade with India and its airspace for Indian flights for a second time this year,
Further, Pakistan’s parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution to condemn India’s controversial decision to strip the disputed Jammu Kashmir region of its decades-long special status.
the National Assembly – rejects New Delhi’s “illegal, unilateral, reckless and coercive attempt to alter the disputed status of Indian occupied Kashmir as enshrined in the UNSC resolutions”
The decision taken in a meeting of the country’s National Security Committee, the top forum of civil and military leaders, which is chaired by premier Imran Khan, according to a statement from the Prime Ministry.
Addressing the parliamentary session, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said he was leaving for China to discuss the situation arisen from the India’s move, especially to take the matter into the UNSC.
China has already rejected the India’s decision.
There was no immediate comment from India’s foreign ministry.