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"No parliamentary delegation to India"
Pakistan will not send any parliamentary delegations to India to protest the 'treatment meted out' to the country's cricketers.
This decision was taken to protest the 'treatment meted out' to the country's cricketers in the auction for the lucrative Indian Premier League tournament, National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza said on Wednesday.
Mirza made the remarks in the National Assembly or lower house of parliament after the main opposition PML-N party said its members will boycott all official visits to India to protest the perceived snub of the Pakistani cricketers.
Senior PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, who is also Leader of Opposition, said no leader from his party will travel to India with an official delegation till the neighbouring country "changes its attitude" towards Pakistan.
Khan called on the government to boycott all sports activities with India.
Khan alleged that India was treating Pakistani players and artists in an "insulting manner" while the government remained silent.
He said India was earning crores of rupees from Pakistan through its films, the screening of which should be banned by the government.
Following Khan's remarks, Speaker Mirza said visits to India by parliamentary delegations would be cancelled.
Diplomatic sources told PTI no Pakistani parliamentary delegation is scheduled to visit India in the near future.
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