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Kashmir issue: Pakistan expels Indian high commissioner

AFP/Islamabad
Filed on August 7, 2019 | Last updated on August 7, 2019 at 07.21 pm
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Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Bilateral trade has also been suspended, Pakistan announced.

Pakistan announced on Wednesday that it is expelling the Indian High Commissioner and suspending bilateral trade with its nuclear-armed neighbour, days after New Delhi stripped the disputed Kashmir region of its special autonomy.

"We will call back our ambassador from Delhi and send back their envoy," foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced in televised comments, while a government statement declared that Pakistan will suspend trade in a downgrading of diplomatic ties between the arch rivals.


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