Thursday, the Pakistan Foreign Office criticized the Indian government for the “baseless” case against well-known host Zainab Abbas. Indian lawyers said Abbas had made “anti-Hindu” posts on her social media accounts in the past, so she had to leave India on Monday during the ICC World Cup 2023. As soon as word got out that she was leaving India, it was said that India had sent her back. But a spokesman for the International Cricket Council (ICC) told Geo News that the host had left the country for “personal reasons” and denied that she had been deported.
Indian case against Zainab Abbas is ‘baseless,’ says FO
Zarinab is being pulled into a case that has no basis in fact, said Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, a spokesperson for the Foreign Office. It’s not right to use her tweets to build a case against her. Reports say that an Indian lawyer went to the police to file a complaint against Abbas for supposedly making statements against India and Hinduism. Abbas was named earlier this month as one of the hosts for this year’s World Cup. When the news was made, the host was very excited about the chance to go to India.
The host said on X, which used to be Twitter, that she was “humbled” by the thought of joining the line-up of famous experts and hosts for the mega event. MoFA was also hoping that soon, Pakistani journalists and fans would be able to get Indian visas as well. “We are talking to the Indian government about giving out visas.” “They have also been told to speed up the process,” the source added. The embassy started calling reporters who wanted to cover the huge event going on in India on Tuesday and telling them they needed to turn in their papers as soon as possible.
The much-anticipated news came a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) once again voiced its disappointment at the prolonged wait for Indian visas for Pakistani fans and media, even though the World Cup 2023 had been going on for almost a week. Although the World Cup started on October 5, Indian officials have not yet given Pakistanis visas to enter the country, keeping them in the dark.