World T20: Pakistan not to participate until ‘foolproof security’ assured

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Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan speaks during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism at the State Department in Washington February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)

Islamabad: Pakistan will not participate in the ongoing World T20 tournament until the Indian government assures “foolproof security” for the men’s and women’s national teams, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said on Thursday.

“Pakistan will not go to India until foolproof security assurance from India (is provided),” the minister said, adding that “if (security is) not assured, then team would not participate in the mega tournament”.

“There are threats to the Pakistan team in India … (with) groups threatening to disrupt Pakistan’s match. How can we play in such situation,” Chaudhry Nisar asked.