Islamabad: Unfazed by India and three other SAARC member nations deciding to not participate in the SAARC summit here, Pakistan said on Wednesday it will go ahead and host the event in November.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan will host the 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit in November, Radio Pakistan reported.
Zakaria was quoted as saying that it was learnt from the Indian External Affairs Ministry’s tweet that India is not going to participate in the SAARC Summit, a decision he called “unfortunate”.
“While we have not received any official communication in this regard, the Indian announcement is unfortunate,” he said.
Separately, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said India is making propaganda to foil the conference that was scheduled to be held in November, according to Pakistan Today newspaper.