SAARC visitors’ outdoor activities may be curtailed
By Khurram Shehzad
ISLAMABAD: In the wake of attacks on President Pervez Musharraf the government is considering cancelling the proposed outdoor recreational activities for South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) delegations members during the forthcoming SAARC summit.
Informed sources told Daily Times on Friday that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had arranged visits by SARRC delegates Faisal Mosque, the Margalla hills, Shakarparian and other places of interest in the and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were expected to give the schedule of these visits to the CDA a week before the SARRC summit.
“We were supposed to get the schedule and other details to decorate and make arrangements for foreign delegates to visit these places, but until now we have not been given any details and it seems that the government may cancel the proposed activity of the delegates”, a CDA official said.
Pakistan tightens SAARC summit security: Foreign Office spokesman Masood Khan said the summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) would be held according to the schedule and all preparations were complete, reports APP.
“The security for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Conference was already very tight and will be tightened further to allay some concerns about it,” he told the British Broadcasting Corporation. “No member country has expressed its concern about the security situation in Pakistan,” he said. Strongly denouncing the attack on President Pervez Musharraf, he said, “Those who carried out the attack did not succeed nor will they ever succeed.”