Pakistan disappointed over US govt’s Kashmir tweet

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Pakistan has expressed disappointment over a tweet by the United States (US) government that had welcomed the resumption of high-speed internet in “Indian Jammu and Kashmir”.

Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, spokesperson for Pakistan’s Foreign Office, said that Pakistan was “disappointed to note the reference to Jammu and Kashmir” in the tweet by the Department of State, reported Radio Pakistan.

The reference to J-K, Chaudhri said in a statement, is “inconsistent with the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir as recognized by numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions and the international community.”

High-speed internet services were restored in the region after an eighteen-month long ban imposed in the region on 5 August 2019, the day J-K’s limited-autonomy was unilaterally abrogated.

The US government had welcomed the restoration. “We welcome the resumption of 4G mobile internet in India’s Jammu & Kashmir. This marks an important step for local residents and we look forward to continued political & economic progress to restore normalcy in J-K,” it stated in the tweet.

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