South Asia

Pakistani Minister Boycotts Islamic Council Meeting Over Indian Presence

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that lower-ranking officials would attend to represent Pakistan's interests.

Islamabad: Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Friday he would not attend a meeting of foreign ministers from the Organisation 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.

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