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India summons Pak envoy over cancellation of event in Karachi

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New Delhi: India on Wednesday summoned Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit to lodge a formal protest against the last-minute cancellation of an event in Karachi where India’s envoy to Pakistan, Gautam Bambawale, was expected to speak, reports said.

Karachi Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday cancelled the event.

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A statement made available to the media from the Ministry of External Affairs read, “Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit was summoned today to MEA and conveyed the concern of GOI by Secretary (West) on discourtesy to Indian High Commissioner.”

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The statement said: “He was also conveyed our hope that our accredited diplomats in Pakistan will be allowed to discharge their normal functions without hindrance.”

The event was reportedly cancelled in Karachi over Bambawale’s remarks on Pakistan’s interference in Kashmir.

– India Blooms News Service (IBNS)

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