No official word on Pakistan visa denial, says PDP leader Naeem Akhtar

  • IANS, None, Srinagar
  • Updated: Feb 19, 2015 18:52 IST

PDP spokesman Naeem Akhtar, who was to visit Pakistan on February 25, on Thursday clarified he did not know the status of his visa application after a media report said he had been denied one.

The spokesman of the regional People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir said he has not received any official communication on the subject.

"I want to clarify that it was an invitation extended by the Jinnah Institute through the Centre for Development and Resolution (CDR) headed by Sushoba Bharve. It was planned we should go to Pakistan on February 25," Akhtar told IANS in Jammu.

However, a media report claimed Akhtar had been denied a visa.

"I have also read in the newspaper about this visa denial, but I have not received anything officially. The visa issue was being handled by the organisers," he said.

He refused to react on the media report. "I will react only when I get an official confirmation," he added.

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