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Pakistan to approach ICJ over Kashmir issue

Islamabad, Aug 20 : Pakistan has decided to approach the International Court of Justice over Kashmir issue.

“We have decided to take the Kashmir case to the International Court of Justice,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told ARY News TV.

“The decision was taken after considering all legal aspects,” he said.

Pakistan’s move comes after US President Donald Trump called up “two good friends” — Modi and Imran Khan, urging them to work towards reducing tensions over Kashmir. He also advised Pakistan to “moderate its rhetoric with India” over Kashmir.

In a tweet on Monday, Trump said: “Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding trade, strategic partnerships and, most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir. A tough situation, but good conversations,” he tweeted.

The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman also spoke with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the Kashmir situation.The Kashmir  issue was discussed behind closed-door at the UN Security Council .

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