Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan on Thursday has released a statement that the work on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor will be continued by Pakistan. Following Article 370 being scrapped by India, Pakistan has decided to downgrade of diplomatic relations with India, suspension of bilateral trade with India and review of bilateral arrangements. Earlier on Wednesday, the Pakistan PM Imran Khan chaired a meeting of National Security Committee at Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad following the resolution of revoke Article 370 being passed by the Parliament, on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
Also, there have been reports that Pakistan is likely to close the Wagah border, bus service, and trade. Likewise, Pakistan issued a statement in which it said, “Pursuant to the decision of the National Security Committee today, Government of India has been told to withdraw its High Commissioner to Pakistan. The Indian Government has also been informed that Pakistan won’t be sending its High Commissioner-designate to India.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan has already partially closed the Airspace. Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) made changes in aerial routes for all airlines specifically for Lahore region and increased the minimum limit of flights’ altitude. Foreign aircraft will not be permitted to fly below 46,000-feet altitude in Lahore region. Also, Flights from Afghanistan have been instructed to take alternative routes by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.