Pakistan not to participate in OIC meeting

SRINAGAR, MAR 01 : Pakistan will not participate in the meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member-states, to be held in Abu Dhabi today.

Reportedly, the reason for Pakistan’s refusal is the UAE’s official invitation of India to attend the meeting as an honored guest.

The meeting of foreign ministers will be held on March 1-2, 2019 in Abu Dhabi and will be the 46th meeting in a row.

On Feb. 26 mornings, Indian Air Force fighter jets attacked a big training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistani part of Kashmir. As a result of the air raid, many militants were eliminated, their vehicles, weapons and ammunition were completely destroyed.

Indian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vijay Gokhale said that a preemptive strike was “absolutely necessary” because the group was preparing suicide attacks in various parts of India

Moreover, according to New Delhi’s opinion, Pakistan has not yet taken any practical steps to eliminate the infrastructure of militants on its territory.

The crisis in relations between India and Pakistan sharply worsened after Feb. 14, when a suicide bomber blew himself up near paramilitary policemen in Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. Forty-five people were killed as a result of the attack.

According to New Delhi, responsibility for the attack was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed.

India accused Pakistan of supporting terrorist groups. Islamabad dismissed the allegations as “unsubstantiated,” suggesting New Delhi to conduct joint investigation into the incident.

 

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