Journal : Xinhua (English) Date : Author : ying Page No. : NA

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — Chairman of The Pakistani Senate Mian Raza Rabbani said Saturday that no U.S. delegations, Congressmen or diplomats will be welcomed after the U.S. embassy in Islamabad delayed visas to two Pakistani senators.

Rabbani has further directed that no Senate delegation will visit the United States unless an explanation to the delay in issuance of visas is given by the U.S. government and the its embassy in Pakistan.

Deputy Chairman of the Pakistani Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and Senator Salahuddin Tirmizi had been scheduled to travel to the United States as part of a delegation to attend inter-parliamentary hearings at the UN headquarters in New York on Feb. 13-14.

The visit has been cancelled due to the delay in issuance of visas to the Senators.

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