Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on August 16 decided to skip the ‘SAARC Finance Ministers’ conference which is to take place in Islamabad this month.
Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das. PTI
Jaitley’s decision comes in just weeks after Home Minister Rajnath Singh attended the SAARC Home Ministers’ conference in Islamabad.
During his conference, Singh had called for tough action against terrorism and countries supporting it. He had even added that terrorists should not be glorified as “martyrs”.
Singh had later made his displeasure clear by skipping the lunch that was hosted by his Pakistan counterpart, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.