ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday refused to participate in SAARC Training Conference in India citing the atrocious acts of Indian extremist party Shiv Sena.

In a statement the ECP spokesman said that ECP has decided not to attend SAARC Training Conference in the wake of acts of violence being perpetrated by Hindu extremist party Shiv Sena since the last several days.

The ECP spokesman added that anti-Pakistan activities of Shiv Sena in India are intolerable, hence ECP has decided not to attend training conference due to upsurge in incidents of violence.

SAARC Forum is going to hold training conference from November 17 to 26 in India to impart training to members of Election commission.

Senior officers of election commissions of member countries of SAARC including Pakistan have been invited to this conference.