ISSF issues warning after visa denied to Pakistan shooters

“The ISSF and the Organising Committee of the competition are taking all efforts to solve the situation to avoid the discrimination [against] the Pakistani team,” said a statement from the ISSF.

Representative Image: The ISSF World Cup begins on Saturday in New Delhi.   -  AFP

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) has conveyed its intent to “avoid the discrimination [against] the Pakistani team” after some of its shooters were not getting visa to participate in the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.

“The ISSF and the Organising Committee of the competition are taking all efforts to solve the situation to avoid the discrimination [against] the Pakistani team,” said a statement from the ISSF.

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Acknowledging that the two Pakistani rapid fire shooters — Muhammad Khalil Akhtar and Ghulam Mustafa Bashir — were not getting visa to participate in the World Cup, “due to the recent terrorist attacks in India,” the ISSF has also issued a warning.

“The ISSF and the Organising Committee are discussing the possible consequences for India as a host country for future international competitions, in all sports,” the ISSF release stated.