Pakistan has decided not to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival being held in India from January 27 to 31, citing ‘prevailing tensions’ between the two countries.
The SCO Film Festival is an annual event organized by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional security organization comprising China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan.
This year, the festival is being held in India, but Pakistan has decided not to participate due to the current tensions between the two countries.
The decision was announced by the Pakistani Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on January 26, which said that,
In view of the prevailing tensions between the two countries and the recent developments, it has been decided that Pakistan will not participate in the SCO Film Festival being held in India.
This decision comes after a series of escalating tensions between the two countries.
The two countries have also been at odds over the disputed region of Kashmir, which has been a flashpoint for conflict for decades.
The decision has been met with disappointment by filmmakers and enthusiasts in Pakistan, who see the festival as an opportunity to showcase their country’s rich cultural heritage.
Pakistan’s decision not to attend the event is expected to worsen the ties between the two nations, which have been strained for decades. It is also a reminder of the region’s ongoing issues and disagreements, and the urgency of finding a lasting and peaceful resolution.
The festival will go on as planned, but without the participation of Pakistan, it will be a reminder of the ongoing tensions between the two countries and the need for peaceful dialogue and cooperation.
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