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New Delhi: Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit cancelled a visit to Chandigarh on Tuesday after the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana conveyed their refusal to meet him following the terror attack in Gurdaspur.

The ministry of external affairs in New Delhi also refused travel permission to Pakistan high commission officials who were to accompany Basit on his visit, a person familiar with the developments said.

The two developments follow a terror attack in Gurdaspur on Monday in which 10 people were killed by three militants who first attacked a bus then commandeered a car to reach the Gurdaspur police station. The three were killed after a standoff lasting nearly 12 hours.

Basit was to visit Chandigarh from 29 July to 1 August, during which he was to meet representatives of industry and speak to students at Punjab University.

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Updated: 29 Jul 2015, 01:41 AM IST
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