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US refuse visa to Pak's Senate deputy chairman

  • Pakistan's Senate deputy chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri was denied a US visa on Sunday. Haideri, who is also a leader of one of the largest Islamic parties Jamiat Ulema Islam was travelling to New York to attend a meeting at the UN headquarters.

    This lead to the cancellation of a two-member delegation visiting New York to attend a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

    The move comes days after a US court denied to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim- majority countries, that did not include Pakistan.

    Pakistan's Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani has taken notice of the matter and has issued directives to secretariat to not entertain any US delegation or diplomat till the matter was resolved.

    In a statement issued to media, Rabbani said, that no delegation, member of Congress or diplomat of the US will be entertained by the Senate of Pakistan, Senate Standing Committees and the senators in their official capacity till this issue is resolved.