Embarrassed Zardari to skip NAM Summit

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Islamabad, Jun 19: After being embarassed by Indian PM, Manmohan Singh's tough public comments, Pakistan President, Asif Ali Zardari has decided not to attend the NAM Summit in Egypt in July. Pakistan was apparently annoyed by Manmohan Singh's blunt talks in front of media. Manmohan asked Pakistan to act against terror.

Yusuf Raza Gilani, the Pak Prime Minister will lead the Pakistani delegation to the Summit at Sharm-el Shaikh on Jul 15. Manmohan Singh had earlier said that he and Zardari would be meeting on the sidelines of the NAM Summit.

Sources in the Pak administration said that the move was a reaction to Manmohan Singh's remarks, which many of the Pak media had described as 'rude'. They said that the intention was to send out a loud and clear message that Indian PM's comments had not gone down well with the Pakistan government.

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