In an remarkable circulate, India denied Pakistan’s participation inside the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) seminar on armed forces’ contributions to army medicine, healthcare and pandemics, held in New Delhi on Tuesday.India is currently the president of the SCO and is web hosting a series of occasions. Pakistan become expected to wait the conference of assume tanks with the theme “SCO Armed Forces Contribution in Military Medicine, Healthcare and Pandemics” at the reliable level.
“In doing so, India has misused its position as the modern chair and acted irresponsibly in denying a sovereign member State, the right to participate in an SCO occasion,” consistent with a supply acquainted with the development.
According to Indian media reports, New Delhi objected to the map used by the Pakistani facet, showing Jammu and Kashmir as its territory. After the problem got here to the Indian external affairs ministry’s observe, the Pakistani facet became requested to show the “accurate map” or to live away from the seminar.
The Pakistani delegation chose to live away, stated the India media. Sources in Islamabad said India successfully withdrew invitation.
Pakistan rejected the Indian excuse that it could deny participation of a member state from an SCO event on the premise of mistaken expertise about the character of a disputed territory among Pakistan and India.
“Jammu and Kashmir remains an internationally-acknowledged disputed territory, whose very last disposition is to be made in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions thru a truthful and independent plebiscite below the auspices of the United Nations,” according to the supply.
In line with its robust dedication to the Shanghai spirit and the constitution and objectives of the SCO, Pakistan has been participating with a high-quality and optimistic technique inside the numerous SCO events being held underneath contemporary chairmanship of India.
Pakistan has advised India not to take advantage of its SCO chairmanship to develop its self-serving goals and politicise the agency.
India has invited Pakistan defence and foreign ministers to wait the SCO conferences in April and May. Pakistan has but to reply to the Indian invitation.