Desk. There might have been some security concerns in sending Pakistani athletes to India ahead of the 12th South Asian Games, but the head of the Pakistan mission, Islahuddin Siddiqui, on Sunday admitted that his country’s contingent did not face any such issues here, the Press Trust of India reported. Before the start of the SAG, Pakistan had expressed security concerns in sending their athletes to Guwahati and Shillong. Siddiqui, one of the best hockey players of his generation, said that he had not come across any security issue in the Assam capital. “I have not come across any such issues. I don’t know whether Pakistan had security concerns in the run-up to the games. But, no such issue here as I know of,” Siddiqui told PTI when asked if there were security concerns regarding his country’s athletes here.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 15th, 2016.
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