PM Imran discusses 'serious situation in Kashmir' with UK counterpart Johnson

Published: August 7, 2019
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A file photo of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his UK counterpart Boris Johnson.

A file photo of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his UK counterpart Boris Johnson.

Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed on Wednesday the Kashmir situation following New Delhi’s move to scrap the occupied valley’s special status with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson.

“The leaders discussed the serious situation in Kashmir and agreed on the importance of maintaining dialogue,” said a statement issued by the UK PM’s Office following a telephonic conversation between the two leaders.

PM Imran also congratulated Johnson on his new role.

They also “underlined their continued commitment to the bilateral relationship between the UK and Pakistan”.

The development comes two days after the Indian government stripped Kashmiris of the special autonomy they had for seven decades through a rushed presidential order.

By repealing Article 370 of the constitution, people from the rest of India will now have the right to acquire property in Kashmir and settle there permanently.

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