One voice against terrorism pushes Pakistan to call off SAARC summit
New Delhi : With five nations deciding not to attend SAARC Summit in Islamabad, Pakistan has officially postponed the event for now. New dates will be announced soon.
India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh came united voicing their concern over the rising terrorism and decided to boycott SAARC Summit scheduled for 9-10 November in Pakistan, which has been framed as heaven for terrorists.
Pakistan has officially postponed the event and has notified Nepal, who is currently on the chair.
# With India and four other SAARC members refusing to attend the event in Islamabad, the summit has now been called off.
# The information has been conveyed to Nepal, who is on the chair these days.
# "Pakistan deplores India's decision to impede the SAARC process by not attending the 19th SAARC Summit at Islamabad on 9-10 November 2016," the Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement.
# Spirit of SAARC Charter has been violated with its members refusing to attend the event, claimed Pakistan.
# MEA tweets, "we note Pakistan's decision to postpone SAARC Summit. They've been compelled to recognise the regional sentiment against terrorism."
# "The next SAARC Summit should be held without any unnecessary delay," former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal said while sharing the conclusion of the two-day conference.