Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has urged the Federal Government to review its decision for participating of the Pakistan cricket team in the upcoming ICC World T20.


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Pakistan are scheduled to play arch-rivals India at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association ground in Dharamsala in their second World T20 fixture on March 19.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said last Sunday that the match should be moved to another venue out of respect for the “martyrs” killed in the assault by militants on an Indian air force base in neighbouring Punjab, an attack India blames on Jaish-e-Mohammad.

A two-member Pakistani security team, which was constituted by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar following threats by extremists in India would leave for India on Monday.

On Sunday, the Indian high commission granted visas to the security team, which will review security arrangements ahead of the Pakistan cricket team’s visit there for the upcoming event.

The security team comprises three members — Director FIA Usman Anwar and Col. Azam from the Ministry of Interior will leave from Pakistan while the third member will join them from the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi.