Jammu, Dec 21: People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti, who was to take part in an international conference in Islamabad, was denied a visa due to the security situation in Pakistan.
A party leader close to her, referring to the suicide bombings and terror attacks across that country, said the visa was denied because of problems within Pakistan.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of Hurriyat Conference, who was to lead a delegation of his conglomerate for talks with the Pakistani leadership, too, has deferred his visit.
The Mirwaiz and his conglomerate had an open invitation from Zardari and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to visit Pakistan.
The invite was extended to him when he visited New York to attend the OIC conference in Sep 2009.