Karachi: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday cancelled at the last minute an event organised by Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gautam Bambawale, apparently over his remarks on Monday on Pakistan’s interference in Kashmir.
Bambawale, who is on his first visit to Karachi after assuming charge in January this year, was told about the cancellation “just half an hour before the event,” sources told PTI.
The organisers did not give a reason immediately for the cancellation.
“This is very disrespectful on the part of the organisers,” Indian officials said.
On Monday, during an interactive session organised by the Karachi Council on Foreign Relations, Bambawale had taken a swipe at Pakistan over its interference in Kashmir, saying people living in glass houses should not be throwing stones at others.
“There are problems in both India and Pakistan and you (Pakistan) should focus on resolving your problems before looking into the problems of other countries,” he had said.