Kashmir row: 13 Indian diplomats leave Pakistan with families

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ISLAMABAD: Thirteen Indian members of the diplomatic staff left Pakistan with their families, a few days after the government decided to downgrade ties with New Delhi, on Saturday.

The diplomats left with their families and crossed over to India through the Wagah border. Ties between India and Pakistan deteriorated after the former revoked Article 370 in its constitution that guaranteed Kashmir special status.

Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with India, suspended trade and ordered India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Basaria to leave the country. Pakistan also won’t be sending its newly appointed high commissioner to India.

The cabinet gave the green signal to suspend trade with India on Friday in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The government has announced that it will not budge from its stance to raise the voice for the people of Kashmir and highlight Indian atrocities.