Badal calls off meeting with Pakistani envoy

Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) In wake of the terror attack in Punjab’s Dinanagar town on Monday which left seven people dead, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal called off his scheduled meeting later this week with Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit, an official said.

The meeting between Badal and Basit was to be held on July 29 in Chandigarh.

Harcharan Bains, advisor to chief minister on national affairs and media, said that the meeting was called off “in view of today’s incident at Dinanagar in Gurdaspur district”.

Bains said that the the Pakistani mission had requested for a courtesy call during Basit’s visit to Chandigarh this week.

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