At Pakistan media briefing in New York, Indian journalist asked to leave

Reportedly no Indian journalist was allowed to attend the press conference by Pakistan Foreign Secretary on Monday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2016 10:39 am
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Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after the terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, an Indian journalist was asked to leave a press conference scheduled to be addressed by Pakistan Foreign Secretary in New York on Monday.

The journalist employed with NDTV was reportedly told ‘to be removed’ from the room by Pakistani officials ahead of a press conference by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry at Roosevelt Hotel in the city. The briefing was being organised on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) where both the nations are expected to raise the Kashmir and Balochistan issue.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has already reached US and will address the Assembly on Wednesday. It is expected that Kashmir issue will dominate his speech at UNGA. However Sharif, when approached by another Indian journalist, refused to answer the question on the Uri attack.

As per the NDTV report, no Indian journalist was allowed to attend the press conference by Pakistan Foreign Secretary on Monday.