FM Qureshi to visit UK to discuss England’s tour cancellation, other issues

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi gestures during a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Pakistan says that with the support of China, it will take up India's unilateral actions in the disputed region of Kashmir with the U.N. Security Council and may approach the U.N. Human Rights Commission over what it says is the "genocide" of the Kashmiri people. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

LONDON: (HRNW) Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will visit the United Kingdom on Saturday to hold talks with British officials on Afghanistan, cancellation of England’s tour to Pakistan and other issues.

During his visit, Shah Mehmood Qureshi will meet his British counter counterpart and senior British government officials to discuss the Afghanistan issue.

The foreign minister will also address a key defence think tank during his visit and will hold talks with British-Pakistani community leaders.

It was learnt that FM Qureshi will raise ECB’s decision to cancel Pakistan tour with UK officials.

Sources said that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s withdrawal from the men and women teams’ tour of Pakistan has made UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior officials unhappy.


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