Indian Diplomats Leave Pakistan Via Wagah Border Amid Deteriorating Ties Over Kashmir

As tensions continue to brew between India and Pakistan over Jammu and Kashmir, at least 13 Indian diplomatic staff members left Pakistan on Saturday and crossed the international border at Wagah into India, diplomatic sources said.

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The staff left the country along with their families. Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic ties and suspended bilateral trade with India in response to New Delhi’s revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.

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The decision was part of a series of measures announced by the government after civil-military leadership discussed the situation, arising out of the crisis in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Earlier, Information advisor Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the cabinet had reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment that it would not budge from its principled stand on Kashmir and will not show any flexibility in its position and national interests of the country.

On the occasion, the premier took the cabinet into confidence on the regional situation emerging after the revocation of the independent status of Kashmir by India. PM Khan had also directed cabinet members to proactively use social media to expose Indian forces atrocities in Kashmir and also India’s open violation of international laws.