Pakistani minister boycotts Islamic council meeting over Indian presence

Pakistani minister boycotts Islamic council meeting over Indian presence
Shah Mahmood Qureshi will send lower ranking officials instead. (File/AFP)
Updated 01 March 2019

Pakistani minister boycotts Islamic council meeting over Indian presence

Pakistani minister boycotts Islamic council meeting over Indian presence
  • “I will not go to the council of foreign ministers,” Shah Mahmood Qureshi told parliament
  • The meeting is for foreign ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Friday he would not attend a meeting of foreign ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi this weekend because his Indian counterpart had been invited to the event.
“I will not go to the council of foreign ministers,” Shah Mahmood Qureshi told parliament, adding that lower ranking officials would attend to represent Pakistan’s interests.