Disputed territories removed from Pakistan’s map by this powerful Gulf country!
By Anwesha Dash
Saudi Arabia removes the disputed territories of Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan's maps, an activist calls it a "Diwali gift" to economical ally India.
Tensions between the two culturally and religiously close countries Saudi Arabia and Pakistan rose when the Foreign Minister of the later nation called out the kingdom for its silence over the Kashmir issue and "plight of all Muslims". In retaliation, Saudi Arabia demanded Pakistan to pay up the loans. Even though by sending Pakistan's Army Chief to the gulf nation the friction had been smoothed out, for the time being, their ties have not been as close. Admittedly, Pakistan is also disappointed with the kingdom for its stance on Israel.
As a consequence of souring ties with Pakistan, the rich Gulf nations grew close to India and is one of its closest economical liaisons. And now as to show this support to Pakistan's arch-nemesis, Saudi Arabia as the host of G-20 Summit 2020 has removed Pok and Gilgit-Baltistan from the world map depicted in the newly released bank-note.
A Pok activist, Amjad Ayub Mirza, calls the move a "Diwali gift" to India from KSA. It also clarifies the stance of Saudi Arabia on the Kashmir issue as well as the Gilgit-Baltistan issue, where allegedly elections were held in September, despite its being a disputed region. It also squashes any hope of Pakistan to gain support from the Muslim world to disgrace India in the international forum since the leader of all Muslim nations has withdrawn from any assistance.