Pakistani minister boycotts Islamic council meeting over Indian presence

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on March 1, 2019, that he would not be attending a meeting of foreign ministers from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on March 1, 2019, that he would not be attending a meeting of foreign ministers from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi.PHOTO: ST FILE

ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister said on Friday (March 1) that he would not attend a meeting of foreign ministers from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi this weekend because his Indian counterpart had been invited to the event.

"I will not go to the council of foreign ministers," Mr Shah Mahmood Qureshi told Parliament, adding that lower-ranking officials would attend to represent Pakistan's interests.