Pakistan’s caretaker prime minister, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, has canceled his three-day visit to Kenya, Pakistani officials said on Sunday, a day before he was scheduled to leave for Nairobi to attend the Africa Climate Summit.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office announced this week PM Kakar would attend the summit on September 4-6. In Nairobi, Kakar was to hold a series of bilateral meetings with his African counterparts and other high-level dignitaries.
Pakistan’s high-level participation in the summit was not only in accordance with its proactive climate diplomacy, but also in line with Islamabad’s outlook for enhanced engagement with African states, the Foreign Office had said.
But on Sunday, Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch and Information Minister Murtaza Solangi confirmed to Arab News that the prime minister’s visit had been canceled.
“The prime minister is not going to Kenya,” Solangi told Arab News. “The prime minister’s most pressing and unavoidable engagements at home are the main reason for the cancelation of his visit.”
Source : Arab News