Interior Minister announces to oppose Indo-Pak cricket ties


ISLAMABAD: Taking note of Shiv Sena’s rampant anti-Pakistan activism, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Monday that the government would push the United Nations to list the Hindu extremist group among the world’s terrorist organisations.


The minister was holding a meeting with selected journalists, where he also said that Pakistan would not proceed with any talks with India until New Delhi ‘behaves responsibly’.

Nisar further said that he would also not approve of playing cricket with India.

“We will not play cricket in India, I will oppose it,” he said.

The interior minister’s statements came in the wake of growing tension between the cricket boards of Pakistan and India as next month’s scheduled series between the two countries remain in doubt after both sides once again failed to reach an agreement on where the matches should be played.

Earlier in October, a meeting between Pakistan and India’s cricket board officials was cancelled after Shiv Sena workers stormed the Mumbai office of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), further worsening matters.