New Delhi: Pakistan has yet again violated set standards of international diplomacy on Thursday after it denied to abide by the norms of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to extend an invitation to India for the Cultural Day programme of Pakistan.
“In the ongoing Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) exercise in Russia, today was the Cultural Day program of Pakistan. In violation of existing diplomatic norms and in contravention of SCO norms, Indian contingent was not invited by them,” the Indian Army said in a statement.
On Wednesday, Pakistan rejected India’s request to allow its air space for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flight to the United States later this week.
Pakistan is relentlessly taking effort to internationalise the Kashmir issue despite the failure after several attempts. Even Islamic countries have refused to side with Pakistan over Kashmir issue.
The SCO is an intergovernmental organisation set up in 2001. Its main goals include promoting member-states’ cooperation in “politics, trade, the economy, research, technology and culture, as well as in education, energy, transport, tourism, environmental protection, and other areas.”