NEW DELHI, December 21: India boycotts Pakistan again, as India along with Bangladesh and Iran, has pulled out of a key regional conference on sustainable development which is being held in Pakistan on Monday, as per the media report.
Earlier India has boycotted the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit that was to be held in Islamabad.
The three-day session of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) started in Islamabad on Monday. The objective of the conference is to promote innovation for sustainable development and discus strategy of the APCTT.
The Express Tribune reported that officials of the ministry of science and technology initially confirmed New Delhi’s participation in the conference but later that day announced India’s decision to pull out. “Just hours before the meeting was due to start, the Indian delegation cancelled their trip saying that their head delegate had contracted food poisoning,” the official said.
As per the sources, all of the 14 member countries of APCTT were invited, but India, Bangladesh and Iran decided not to attend the meeting.
It seems that after South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) India has decided to boycott Pakistan again.
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