SAARC business conference in Pakistan postponed

December 30th, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) A two-day SAARC business leaders conference scheduled to be held here in February has been deferred due to Pakistan-India tensions in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks, Geo TV reported.SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Chamber of Commerce and Industry executive member Zubair Ahmad Malik told the channel that the Feb 21-22 meeting had been put off as the Indian delegation’s visit to Pakistan didn’t seem possible due to the highly charged sub-continental atmosphere.

According to Malik, the conference would have lost its sheen without India’s participation.

Over 200 businessmen and economists were to attend the conference, which Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani was to inaugurate.

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