Pakistan seeks Public Guarantee of Security from Indian Government

Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan speaks during a press conference in Islamabad on February 20, 2014. Pakistani jets launched strikes on Taliban hideouts in the northwest, killing 15 people according to security sources, in retaliation for attacks by the militants which have derailed peace talks. Khan said that the talks were suspended because of the terrorist attacks but negotiators were still there to work for peace AFP PHOTO/Aamir QURESHI

Pakistan Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar, has stated Pakistan will not participate in the World T20 till Indian government publicly assures the security of Pakistan men’s and women’s team.

Chaudhry Nisar seems satisfied with the actions of ICC and the BCCI, but, according to him, it is the Indian government whose guarantee for security matters the most. Unfortunately, the government of the Indian government has not shown any such indication.

Earlier, the PCB stated that they want an assurance from India regarding the protection of their men and women traveling their country to take part in World T20. Pakistan is set to take on India on 19th March in Kolkata, which is shifted from Dharamshala due to security concerns.

PCB Chariman, Shaharyar Khan talked to the players and officials in Lahore on Thursday. He seemed positive for Indian government soon be announcing Pakistan’s team security and safety. He made it clear to his men that they will fly to India only when Indian government will guarantee their safety and Pakistan’s government’s green signal.

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