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Pakistan stalls march to LoC until Imran Khan’s address at UN General Assembly

Pakistan PM Imran Khan asks political and religious parties to postpone the march until he has spoken at the UN General Assembly on 27 September.

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Islamabad: A planned march by some political and religious parties in Pakistan towards the Line of Control with India has been postponed after Prime Minister Imran Khan asked them to postpone it till his address at the UN General Assembly on September 27 during which he is expected to raise the Kashmir issue.

Dawn reported that that the decision was taken by a committee comprising heads of political and religious parties of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.


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Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations with India and expelled the Indian high commissioner following the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
At a rally on Friday, Prime Minister Khan said he knew that majority of youths in PoK wanted to stage the march on the LoC.

However, he asked them to defer the march until he fought the case at the UN General Assembly.


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