Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Office has expressed its concern over the recent disruption of events organised for prominent Pakistani personalities in India, and asked New Delhi indirectly to take steps to prevent a repeat of such incidents.
In a statement, the Foreign Office said, “We have noted with concern attempts to disrupt functions organised in respect of prominent Pakistani personalities on visit to India.”
“Recently, a cultural event in Mumbai by Pakistani maestro Mr. Ghulam Ali was cancelled because of threats from a fundamentalist organisation,” the Foreign Office said in an apparent reference to the right-wing Shiv Sena.
The statement further added, “Attempts were also made to disrupt a function in Mumbai organized for Mr. Khurshid Kasuri, former Foreign Minister of Pakistan.”
The Foreign Office said it was important to ensure that such incidents do not take place again.