New Delhi: After five nations pulled out of the 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit that was scheduled to take place in Islamabad in November, Pakistan on Friday announced that it was postponing the summit and fresh dates would be issued soon.
The announcement comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to skip the summit and amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.
However, Pakistan remained defiant until recently, saying it would go ahead in organising the summit.
MEA spokesperson had earlier stated that even if one member country pulls out of the summit, it must be postponed.
SAARC members countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka too conveyed to Nepal, the chair of SAARC, that they too will not be able to attend the summit.
India has upped diplomatic pressure on Pakistan post the Uri attack, which claimed that lives of 19 soldiers.