Response to Indian Announcements on Occupied Jammu and KashmirAugust 5, 2019
Pakistan strongly condemns and rejects the announcements made today by the Indian Government regarding the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognized disputed territory.
No unilateral step by the Government of India can change this disputed status, as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. Nor will this ever be acceptable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan.
As the party to this international dispute, Pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps.
Pakistan reaffirms its abiding commitment to the Kashmir cause and its political, diplomatic and moral support to the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir for realization of their inalienable right to selfdetermination.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Pakistan