Pak should cut off diplomatic ties with India: science and tech minister

Fawad, The Federal, English news website
Pakistan's science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry said the country should not be afraid of war because honour is important than anything. Photo: Twitter

Pakistan should cut off its diplomatic ties with India, the country’s science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday (August 7) after the Indian government revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing the joint session of the Pakistan parliament called to discuss the situation in Kashmir, Chaudhry said, “Why the Indian ambassador is here? Why are we are not cutting off diplomatic relations? When there is no diplomacy between the two countries, then what our ambassador is doing there (in India)?.”

He said Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria is a good person, but he represents a “fascist regime”.

“Pakistan should not let Kashmir become another Palestine,” he asserted.

“Pakistan should not be afraid of war because honour is important than anything. We have to choose between dishonour and war. Wars are fought for honour, and not to win or lose. So we should not be afraid of wars,” Chaudhry said.

Earlier, while talking to a private news channel, Chaudhry said Islamabad can approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against India for its decision to scrap the special status for Jammu and Kashmir.

Separately, the leaders in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir also demanded that the diplomatic ties with India should be cut off.