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Monday Aug 05 2019

COAS Gen Bajwa calls Corps Commanders Conference on Tuesday


ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has called a Corps Commanders Conference on Tuesday, Geo News reported.

On the Corps Commanders Conference's agenda is to analyse India’s illegal move to revoke Article 370 and the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) as well as impact in occupied Kashmir.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan in telephonic conversations with the heads of two of Pakistan's ally nations, Malaysia and Turkey, had termed India’s move to revoke Article 370 as illegal and one that would destroy regional peace and security.

“India's move will further deteriorate relations between nuclear-capable neighbours,” the PM was quoted as telling his Malaysian counterpart, Mahathir bin Mohamad, to which the latter said his country was closely evaluating the situation in occupied Kashmir and would remain in contact with Pakistan.

PM Imran also had a telephonic conversation with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who, in response, expressed serious concerns regarding the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir but assured the Pakistani premier that Turkey would continue supporting Pakistan.

On Monday morning, the India government had rushed through a presidential decree to abolish Article 370 of the Constitution that grants special status to Indian occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan had condemned and rejected the Indian move and announced that the issue would be highlighted in meetings with the US delegation visiting the country as well as with the international community at large.

A few hours after India's unexpected move, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had condemned the development and reiterated Pakistan's support for Kashmir.

Back on Saturday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had termed India's use of "cluster ammunition along LOC deliberately targeting Civilian population" as a "violation of Geneva Convention and international humanitarian law".

The ISPR had further said: "This blatant Indian aggression against all international norms exposes true character of Indian Army and their moral standing.

"It’s time for international community to take notice of this Indian blatant violation of international laws on use of cluster ammunition targeting innocent citizens."


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