At least 13 Indian diplomatic staff members left Pakistan on Saturday (August 10) and crossed the international border at Wagah into India after tensions between Pakistan and India got intensified over Kashmir dispute, sources said.
Federal cabinet endorsed on Friday (August 9)the decision of National Security Committee’s meeting of suspending bilateral trade ties with India after India’s move to abolish occupied Kashmir’s special status. The meeting of the federal cabinet presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan held in Islamabad.
Earlier, Pakistan’s top civil and military leadership on Wednesday (August 7) decided to downgrade diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with India. The decision was taken at the meeting of National Security Committee (NSC) in Islamabad, with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, said a statement issued by the PM Office.
It is pertinent here to mention that the decision to suspend Samjhauta Express was announced by Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed saying the train service won’t start until he is the minister.
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