Pakistan Foreign Secretary summons Indian High Commissioner, hands over strong demarche
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Secretary has summoned Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad and handed over strong demarche over Indian government action of unilateral revoking status of Occupied Kashmir.
Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood summoned the Indian high commissioner to the FO and handed him a strong demarche on the Indian government's actions regarding IoK.
"The foreign secretary conveyed Pakistan’s unequivocal rejection of these illegal actions as they are in breach of international law and several UN Security Council resolutions," a second FO statement said, adding that he also underscored Pakistan’s condemnation of the actions aimed at "further consolidating the illegal occupation" of IoK.
Mahmood also condemned other measures taken by Indian authorities to suppress the Kashmiri people, including the imposition of a curfew, deployment of tens of thousands of additional troops, house arrest of Kashmiri leaders and suspension of communication services.
The secretary "called upon India to halt and reverse its unlawful and destabilising actions, ensure full compliance with UN Security Council resolutions, and refrain from any further action that could entail serious implications", according to the FO handout.
He reiterated that Pakistan will continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to the indigenous Kashmiri people’s struggle for the realisation of their right to self-determination.