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Pak’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi boycotts S Jaishankar’s opening statement at SAARC Assembly, brings up Kashmir Problem

Last updated on September 27, 2019

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday boycotted External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s opening announcement for an informal meeting of SAARC in the sidelines of the UNGA stating he”won’t participate with India before and unless they raise the siege and set an end to atrocities in Kashmir”.

“They need to protect human rights of Kashmiris, make sure they’re protected rather than broken or trampled upon,” a tweet against the judgment PTI’s manage said concerning the boycott, also included, the ministry”fails to attend Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s announcement in the meeting of SAARC Council of Ministers”.

Qureshi showed up only moments after Jaishankar left following his opening statement as he was anticipated, according to officials, without reacting to queries from reporters awaiting him.

The Pakistani foreign ministry was famous for pulling stunts in SAARC. In 2018, he’d come outside attributing the then external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj of boycotting his address, when she’d left after completing her language and had yet another meeting to attend had the Bangladeshi and Afghanistan, overseas ministers.