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Pak poet Faiz Ahmed's daughter alleges was denied entry into media summit in New Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

The daughter of revered Pakistani Ahmed has accused Indian authorities of denying her entry into a in where she was invited as a

Moneeza Hashmi, 72, an eminent Pakistani television and media personality, was listed as a at the 15th Asia in between May 10 and 12.

Organisers in New Delhi, however, denied the charge and said that they are not even aware of any such incident.

said that he was not aware of any such incident.

The (IIMC) said: "I am not even aware of it, of this entire incident. I also came to know about it only through media persons".

Hashmi left for yesterday after she was barred from attending the summit.

"I was invited by the (ABID) but the Indian authorities stopped me from attending the summit in New Delhi," Moneeza told reporters here today.

"I was to speak 'Should All Good Stories be Commercially Successful' along with three other speakers in the summit but I was refused entry," she said.

Hashmi said that on her arrival on May 9 in New Delhi, she was told that she had no booking of the hotel and she was not registered.

"The organisers apologised. I stayed in another hotel and left for on May 12," she added.

The summit was hosted in from May 10-12 in which representatives from nearly 40 countries delved on issues related to the

The summit was hosted by the Information and Broadcasting (I-B) Ministry, jointly with the IIMC, and public sector firm Ltd (BECIL).

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 23:50 IST