Sindh Club in Pakistan refuses to host Indian High Commissioner

The event was organised by Pakistan-India Citizens' Friendship Forum. Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah's grandson Liaquat Merchant is the co-chairman of the group.

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2015, 10:23 AM IST
Sindh Club in Pakistan refuses to host Indian High Commissioner

New Delhi: The elite Sindh Club in port city Karachi refused to host Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan TCA Raghavan on September 26, a report said on Thursday.

According to a report published in 'The Times of India', Raghavan and his wife had got an invite and when they reached the hotel for the event, they were informed that Sindh Club has decided not to host them.

The event was organised by Pakistan-India Citizens' Friendship Forum. Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah's grandson Liaquat Merchant is the co-chairman of the group.

The Club never gave the reason as to why it cancelled the invitation at the last moment.

Earlier this month, Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali's concert, scheduled to take place at Shanmughananda Hall in Mumbai, was cancelled after the Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt the show.

In the last few weeks, Sena has hit national headlines with its protest against Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's concerts in Pune and Mumbai (which were consequently cancelled), ink attack on former BJP ideologue Sudheendra Kulkarni and opposition to release of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri's book, as well as protest at BCCI office over the planned visit by Pakistan Cricket Board chief.