In what could be called as a major setback, Pakistan’s all weather Alley, Beijing has apparently rejected the former’s plea for an intervention in Kashmir, after New Delhi abrogated Article 370 of the constitution and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
Pakistan Foreign Minister ,Shah Mahmood Qureshi had rushed to seek Beijing’s support in the matter but Beijing instead pressed for dispute resolution through bilateral dialogue.
In a written response to the media Beijing quoted “We call on Pakistan and India to resolve disputes through dialogue and negotiation and jointly uphold regional peace and stability. “
“The pressing priority is that the relevant party should stop unilaterally changing the status quo and avoid escalation of tension,” Beijing had said in an apparent indirect reference to New Delhi.
However Beijing had itself objected to the move made by India, citing territorial claims in the Ladakh region earlier
Pakistan meanwhile had ended all Bilateral Trade Relationships with India terming the action as “unilateral and illegal”, and vowed to take the matter to the UN Security Council.