Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday (August 6) constituted a seven-member committee on a recent situation of occupied Kashmir. According to a press release by the Prime Minister office, the committee will set legal, political and diplomatic recommendations.
According to the notification, the special team would comprise Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Attorney-General of Pakistan, Anwar Mansoor Khan, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood, and the PM’s special envoy, Ahmed Bilal Sufi, as well as the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Operations, and the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The formal notification of the committee has also been issued.
The Pakistan government strongly condemned India for taking “illegal steps” in its decision to revoke special status for Kashmir. The Pakistan government also warned that it will “exercise all possible options.” “As the party to this international dispute, Pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement. Pakistan also vowed to continue to provide moral and political support to Kashmiri people in their struggle for right of self-determination.
India has announced to abrogate Articles 370 and 35A from its constitution, which gives special status and rights to the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The presidential order on 370 states that everything in the Indian Constitution will apply to Jammu and Kashmir.
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16 November, 2019