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CJP declines to attend intercontinental conference in India

ISLAMABAD: As tension between Pakistan and India rises, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Friday cancelled a trip to an international conference scheduled to be held in India next month, ARY News reported.

The ‘Global Conference’ in India where CJP was invited will be held from October 21 to 23 in the Indian capital.

The Chief Justice of India had personally invited CJP Jamali to the conference earlier this year.

However, Jamali refused to visit India amid prevailing uncertain situation saying, in the prevailing circumstances, he was unable to visit Delhi.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week scraped a planned visit to the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) in Pakistan.

“Increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in the region and growing interference in the internal affairs of Member States by one country have created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding of the 19th SAARC Summit,” India’s foreign ministry claimed in its statement.

Bangladesh, Afghanistan – both close allies of India – and Bhutan also boycotted the regional summit in Pakistan according to an official with the Nepali government, a current chair of Saarc.



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