Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday called off his meeting with Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit scheduled for July 29 in Chandigarh in the wake of Gurdaspur terror attack.
Advisor to Chief Minister on National Affairs and Media Harcharan Bains on Monday said that the High Commission for Pakistan had requested for a courtesy call on meeting with the Chief Minister.
“But the Chief Minister has called off the meeting in view of today’s incident at Dina Nagar in Gurdaspur district,” Bains said. The High Commissioner for Pakistan was scheduled to visit Chandigarh from July 29 to August 1.
In a major terror attack , three fidayeen, believed to have come from Pakistan, attacked passengers in a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing seven persons, including an SP, while all the terrorists were gunned down after a day-long operation.
Indian police sources also claimed that the attackers entered from Pakistan two days ago. Some media reports suggested that they might have crossed into Punjab from Indian Kashmir.
However, Pakistan has strongly condemned the attack.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist incident in Gurdaspur, India, in which a number of precious lives have been lost. There are reports of others having suffered injuries. Our thoughts are with the bereaved families,” the foreign office said in a statement.
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