Sri Lanka cancels Pak PM’s handle to Parliament


Colombo/Islamabad, Feb 18

Sri Lanka has cancelled Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s planned address to its Parliament during his upcoming visit to Colombo, according to media reports.

Sergeant-at-Arms of Parliament Narendra Fernando said he had informed Parliament that the Pakistan Prime Minister’s visit to Sri Lanka would go ahead as scheduled. However, the Foreign Ministry had informed Parliament officials that his proposed visit to the Parliament complex wouldnot take place.

Khan will arrive in Sri Lanka on February 22 on a two-day official state visit.

Sri Lankan media gave various reasons for the cancellation of Khan’s address, Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported on Thursday. The address was scheduled for February 24. — PTI



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