Pakistan PM Imran Khan 'briefs' Saudi Crown Prince about situation in Kashmir

According to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke over the phone on Tuesday.

Published: 07th August 2019 06:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2019 06:11 PM   |  A+A-

Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman


ISLAMABAD/ RIYADH: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has "briefed" Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the situation in Kashmir after India revoked the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani and Saudi media reported.

The Indian government revoked Article 370 which granted special status for Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the border state into two Union Territories on Monday. The move won also Parliament's approval.

According to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the two leaders spoke over the phone on Tuesday.

"During the call, they discussed the development of the situation in the region and efforts exerted towards it," the agency reported.

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Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are close allies. The cash-rich Kingdom has backed Pakistan to overcome its financial woes.

On Monday, New Delhi revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir by abolishing Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

Pakistan has rejected India's move on Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad is reaching out to friendly world capitals to gain diplomatic support against New Delhi, The Express Tribune reported.

Hours after India's move, Prime Minister Khan held phone conversations with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad and Turkey's President Recep Tayyib Erdogan.


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