Sporting ties with India not possible right now: Jillani

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Lahore, July 6 (ANI): Pakistan's Sports Minister Aftab Shah Jillani does not foresee a restoration of sporting ties with India in the near future.

"I don't think it is possible to restore bilateral sporting ties with India at this stage and in these existing circumstances," Jillani told reporters in Karachi.

He said the government level ties between the two countries determined the sporting ties.

"As soon as conditions improve and official contacts are made the sports ministry will seek advice from the foreign ministry," the Daily Times quoted him, as saying.

The Pakistan foreign office didn't allow Pakistan cricketers to go and play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year due to the tense relations with India following the Mumbai attacks in November last year. (ANI)

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Story first published: Monday, July 6, 2009, 12:55 [IST]
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