ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has conveyed that the visit of Pakistani Zaireen to participate in the Urs of Hazrat Amir Khusro (RA) in Delhi, India has been cancelled.
A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs read that the visit, scheduled for August 22 to 29, 2013, had been cancelled due to security reasons.
“All the zaireen are, therefore, requested not to move for Lahore as earlier requested by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter Faith Harmony.”
The decision comes after tensions between Pakistan and India flared in the past two weeks following a number of incidents along the Line of Control. This saw the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi being stormed by protesters.
The ministry had also issued a travel warning for zaireen wishing to travel to Ajmer, Inida for the Urs earlier in the year due to security reasons.
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