Pakistani PM cancels Hong Kong trip

November 30th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Nov 30 (DPA) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday called off a four-day visit to Hong Kong as he continued with his deliberations with political leaders over the fallout of Wednesday’s Mumbai attacks, an official said.Gilani was scheduled to leave for the Asia meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, which is starting Tuesday.

The prime minister cancelled his trip in the wake of the situation emerging from the terrorist strikes in Mumbai, his press secretary, Zahid Bashir, said.

The Mumbai attacks, which killed at least 183 people, have triggered tensions between the two South Asian countries, with India suspecting the Pakistani-based Lashkar-e-Toiba group of carrying out the attacks.

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