India rejects visa to Musharraf



New Delhi: India denied visa to former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who wanted to visit the country for attending a seminar on December 4.

The decision on December 1 was taken after the Home Ministry expressed reservations over the visit of the former Pakistani military ruler due to his recent anti-India statements, official sources said.

Besides, the government also did not want convergence of elements opposed to the present regime in Pakistan on Indian soil for their activities.

Some Musharraf’s supporters had also applied to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad for a visa to visit India around the time he was planning to travel in New Delhi and the three other metros, the sources said.

Musharraf had been invited to attend a seminar hosted by the Young Presidents Organization, an international outfit involving influential business leaders.


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