Pakistan isolated after SAARC nations reject Taliban request, cancel meet in New York
SAARC foreign ministers' meeting, which was scheduled for September 25, has been called off. SAARC secretariat said the meet was cancelled due to 'lack of concurrence' among member states. It is learnt that Pakistan had requested for Taliban participation in the meeting which led to the cancellation.
Pakistan did not want the permanent representative appointed by the toppled Afghan regime to attend the meeting. The meet was to be held in New York on the side-lines of the 76th UN General Assembly session. SAARC comprises of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.