New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday clarified that India had issued 19 approvals to Pakistani citizens to watch the India-Pakistan WorldT20 cricket match in Kolkata on Saturday, and urged the Pakistan Government to meet the agreed requirements so that the rest of the requests can be processed.
MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, “Pakistan has not informed the Indian Government about the itinerary of the proposed travels as required by bilateral practice despite repeated reminders. However considering the occasion, 19 approvals were issued as a gesture, which has also been conveyed to the Pakistan Foreign Ministry at senior levels.”
“We have urged the Pakistan Government to meet the agreed requirements so that the rest of the requests can be processed,” he added. (ANI)