Pakistan: Indian ties downgraded over Kashmir dispute

The Pakistani government announced plans to expel India's high commissioner and suspend trade with its neighbour as tensions escalate over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Pakistani Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi informed the National Assembly of the measures during a special session in Islamabad on Tuesday. Pakistan is suspending all trade between the two countries. It will expel India's... Еще High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria from Islamabad while Pakistan's newly appointed envoy to India Moin-ul-Haq, who was yet to start his role will now not move to Delhi. The foreign minister also confirmed that Pakistan will ask the United Nations Security Council to consider the dispute. Indian-administered Kashmir has been on lockdown since the Indian government decided on Monday to strip the region of its autonomous status. India and Pakistan have fought two wars over the disputed territory, which remains the scene of frequent tensions.

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