India grant visa for six Pakistan athletes

Jul 02, 2017, 11:29 IST | PTI

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A six-member Pakistan team will take part in the Asian Athletics Championships to be held in Bhubaneswar from July 6-9 as the Indian government has given visa to them, a development which was welcomed by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).

"I can confirm that the Pakistani athletes have got visas. It was a relief for us, we wanted them to take part in the championships," AFI secretary CK Valson said.

The participation of the Pakistanis in the championships had remained in doubt as after AFI president Adille Sumariwalla failed confirm their participation last week due to the worsening relation between the two neighbours.

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