FM Qureshi to discuss England’s tour cancelation during UK visit


Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will leave for the United Kingdom on Saturday to hold talks with British officials on different issues which also include the cancellation of England’s tour to Pakistan, ARY News reported citing sources.

According to details, Shah Mehmood Qureshi will meet his British counter counterpart and senior British government officials.

It was understood that FM Qureshi will also raise ECB’s decision of canceling men and women teams’ tour to Pakistan with UK officials.

Earlier The Times reported that UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and senior officials within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office were also not happy with ECB’s decision.

They believe that the decision, which was made on player welfare grounds rather than issues of security by the ECB, has damaged relations between the UK and the Pakistan government.

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