New Delhi, Sept. 12: Pakistan has taken a unilateral decision to call off the forthcoming Saarc communication ministers’ meeting, reports our special correspondent.
The country has not cited any reason for cancelling the meeting that was to be held between September 17 and 18 in Islamabad. In a note verbale issued through the Saarc secretariat in Kathmandu, Pakistan informed the member countries yesterday about its decision.
The communication ministers of South Asia were to discuss a whole range of issues, including telephone tariff and special rates for regional transit traffic.
India, along with all other countries, had confirmed participation in the meeting.
Pakistan has now proposed that the conference be held between October 27-28. But India is yet to take a decision on the fresh dates.