Political, religious groups in Pakistan postpone march to LoC on Imran Khan's request; PM asks them to organise event after UNGA address on Kashmir

Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations with India and expelled the Indian high commissioner following the revocation of Article 370

Press Trust of India September 15, 2019 16:31:56 IST
Political, religious groups in Pakistan postpone march to LoC on Imran Khan's request; PM asks them to organise event after UNGA address on Kashmir
  • A planned march by some political and religious parties in Pakistan towards LoC with India has been postponed

  • Imran Khan asked them to postpone it till his address at the UN General Assembly on 27 September during which he is expected to raise the Kashmir issue

  • Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations with India and expelled the Indian high commissioner following the revocation of Article 370

Islamabad: A planned march by some political and religious parties in Pakistan towards the Line of Control (LoC) with India has been postponed after prime minister Imran Khan asked them to postpone it till his address at the UN General Assembly on 27 September during which he is expected to raise the Kashmir issue.

Political religious groups in Pakistan postpone march to LoC on Imran Khans request PM asks them to organise event after UNGA address on Kashmir

File image of Imran Khan. Twitter@PTIofficial

Dawn reported that the decision was taken by a committee comprising heads of political and religious parties of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations with India and expelled the Indian high commissioner following the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August. At a rally on Friday, prime minister Khan said he knew that the majority of youths in PoK wanted to stage the march on the LoC. However, he asked them to defer the march until he fought the case at the UN General Assembly.

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