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Musharraf pulls out of anti-terror meeting; Blames U.S.?

August 8, 2007

by Lynne O’Donnell

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf cancelled a trip to Afghanistan to attend a key anti-terrorism meeting, citing a previous engagement amid heightened security concerns.

On the eve of a high-profile meeting of leaders from volatile regions bordering the two countries, Musharraf telephoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai to tell him that he would not attend, the foreign ministry said.

The Pakistani president would send Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in his place, it said in a statement.

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