India refuses to attend Saarc conference in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will not travel to Pakistan for this week’s ministerial conference of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, The Express Tribune reported on Tuesday

In a latest sign of simmering tensions between the two neighbours, diplomatic sources confirmed that the Indian finance secretary will not represent his country at the SAARC finance ministers meeting in Islamabad on August 25.

The decision to not send Jaitley suggests growing tensions between the two countries.

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