India frustrated over Pakistan for Raising Occupied Kashmir lockdown at SAARC Forum
* NEW Delhi: India frustrated over Pakistan for Raising Occupied Kashmir lockdown at SAARC Forum.*
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations on Sunday vowed to jointly combat coronavirus as Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed an emergency fund with an initial offer of USD 10 million from India and asserted that the region can best respond to the pandemic by coming together and not growing apart.
The underlying message of the video conference was conveyed by PM Modi and others.
Pakistan raise Kashmir issue, calling for the immediate lifting of the "lockdown" there to allow disease containment measures.
Government sources said Pakistan's attempt to "politicise" a humanitarian issue by its "unwarranted" statement on Kashmir during the video conference on coronavirus reflected "very poorly" on it. by Taboola link: Sponsored Links link: . link ECG Ready Smartwatch Takes Pakistan By StormG7 Smart Watch link
Apart from PM Modi, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Bhutanese premier Lotay Tshering, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Special Assistant to Pakistani Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza, participated in the video conference.
In his opening remarks, PM Modi said India's guiding mantra to deal with the virus was "prepare, but don't panic.