Pakistan recalls envoy from India amid tensions
Pakistan has recalled its ambassador in New Delhi for consultations amid escalating tensions with India, Pakistan's foreign office spokesperson said Monday.
"We have called back our High Commissioner in India for consultations. He left New Delhi this morning," said Mohammad Faisal, a spokesperson for Pakistan's Foreign Office, on Twitter.
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India recalled its ambassador to Pakistan last week to discuss Pakistan relations in the wake of a suicide bombing in the disputed Kashmir region that killed 40 Indian paramilitary police personnel.
New Delhi believes Pakistan had a hand in the attack, and threatens to isolate the country, said Indian Finance Minister Thursday. Pakistan rejected the allegation and summoned Indian acting Deputy High Commissioner in protest.
Regarding India-Pakistan relations, China urges two parties to "address their issues through dialogue and consultation," said Geng Shuang, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, at a regular press briefing on Friday, stressing that China will fight against terrorism and other relevant listing issues constructively and responsibly.
Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan, is claimed by both in full. Since their independence from Britain in 1947, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.
(Cover: Pakistani women supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party gather during a protest rally to mark the Kashmir Solidarity Day in Islamabad, February 5, 2019. /VCG Photo)
Source(s): Reuters