Pakistan has boycotted the tournament as a protest against India’s move to politicize the game by passing the torch of the world chess tournament through the territory of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan has boycotted the World Chess Tournament
The Foreign Office said in a statement that India has tried to politicize the event by passing the torch of the tournament through the internationally recognized disputed region of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which is regrettable. was spent from Srinagar. The statement said that Pakistan condemns India’s attempt to politicize sports and use them for nefarious purposes. Has decided to take up with the federation. Pakistan was invited by the International Chess Federation to participate in the 44th Chess Olympiad to be held in the Indian city of Chennai from July 28 to August 10, 2022.