Pakistan to approach G20 against India’s plan to portray fake normalcy in IIOJK

Islamabad, June 27 (KMS): Pakistan will reach out to the G20 countries particularly with which it has close ties in an attempt to stop India from holding any event or meeting of the grouping in the Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

India is planning to host certain events of G20 in the disputed territory when it will host the summit meeting next year.

India is set to assume the presidency of G20 in December this year.

India is part of the G20 grouping comprising major economies of the world including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

While Pakistan has already rejected the Indian move, a private TV channel citing official sources said that Islamabad would reach out to G20 countries on the issue.

Pakistan would particularly approach countries like China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to convey them their concerns.

Islamabad would also speak to the US, the UK and other G20 members in order to counter Indian plans.

India through hosting such events in the disputed territory is trying to portray normalcy in the disputed territory. The ground situation, however, is quite contrary to the Indian claims as authorities in the disputed territory are involved in grave human rights abuses.

Since the change of government in Islamabad, there were some hopes of de-escalation in tensions. But such moves by India could undermine those efforts.