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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Holbrooke Pakistan Visit Cancelled: Nobody to Meet Him

ISLAMABAD, June 7: United States Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke called off his June 9 visit to Pakistan after he was informed that no important officials would be in Islamabad on the day because of prior commitments.

“Mr Holbrooke’s visit on Wednesday has been cancelled,” a senior official at the Foreign Office said.

Mr Holbrooke planned to visit Islamabad for discussions on the recently concluded India-US strategic dialogue, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to China, the Afghan peace jirga and, more importantly, the Pak-US official-level talks beginning on Friday.


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