Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Monday called the head of states of Malaysia and Turkey and described India’s move to revoke Article 370 as illegal that would destroy regional peace and security.
Khan made this statement while speaking to his Malaysian counterpart, Mahathir bin Mohamad, on the situation in occupied Kashmir. During their conversation, the premier termed changing the status of occupied Kashmir as a violation of the United Nations’ (UN) resolutions.
“India’s move will further deteriorate relations between nuclear-capable neighbours,” the PM was quoted as telling the Malaysian prime minister. The latter, in response, said Malaysia was closely evaluating the situation in occupied Kashmir and would remain in contact with Pakistan.
Turkey Assures Support
PM Imran also had a telephonic conversation with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday. The premier explained that India had engaged in illegal measures to change the special status of Kashmir and that that move would have serious repercussions on the regional peace and stability.
Pakistan would continue its diplomatic, moral, and political support for the Kashmiris’ right of self-determination, PM Imran vowed. Erdogan, in response, expressed serious concerns regarding the deteriorating situation in Jammu and Kashmir. He assured PM Imran that Turkey, with regard to Kashmir, would continue supporting Pakistan.