PM to skip Summit in Malaysia

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reportedly talked over the phone with his Malaysian counterpart, Mahathir Mohamed.
Sources close to the foreign office revealed that both leaders talked over the phone yesterday, Monday. PM Imran Khan apprised the Malaysian President about the recent development being undertaken by Pakistan by abstaining from participating in the Malaysia Summit. Sources further disclosed that the Malaysian government has also issued an official statement on the matter, verifying the news. PM Imran Khan called Mahathir Mohamed while he was in Geneva, sources claimed.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday
that a big refugee crisis is looming in South Asia due to the steps taken by the Narendra Modi-led Indian government.
Addressing the first Global Refugee Forum as a co-convener in Geneva, Khan raised the Kashmir issue and claimed that the main aim of the Indian government is to change the “demographic composition of the territory”, state-run Radio Pakistan reported. “I want to tell the whole world that they should be aware of the biggest impending refugee crisis (in South Asia),” Khan said.
Raising the issue of the abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government, Khan said, “we are likely to have another refugee crisis – a crisis that would draw other crises. I asked the world to take notice of this in my address to the UNGA.”
The Indian government has said that the abrogation of Article 370 was in the interests of the residents of Jammu and Kashmir. It maintains the move will help them get rights that have been denied to them for many decades.
Commenting on India’s Citizenship Act and the National Register of Citizens, Khan said, “if 2-3 per cent of Muslims cannot prove their citizenship, it will be a challenge…I ask the international community to look into it”.