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Pakistan will not attend tobacco conference in India, hints minister

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Pakistan will not attend a global tobacco control conference in India next week, a minister said on Friday, the latest fallout of strained diplomatic ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours. India is hosting the biennial conference of the only global treaty aimed at deterring tobacco use, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Delegates from about 180 nations are expected to attend the conference. "It's a very important meeting on tobacco, but our visit doesn't appear feasible…