Poland calls off Pakistani visit after Taliban killing of Pole
The Polish Senate speaker on Tuesday called off a visit from the head of the Pakistani Senate amid the recent killing of a kidnapped Polish engineer by the Taliban in Pakistan, dpa reported.
Senate speaker Bogdan Borusewicz said the cancellation wasn't a move directed "against Pakistan," but that the talks would not be possible "in such an atmosphere."
"I didn't see the possibility of cooperation after our countryman was murdered," Borusewicz told reporters.
Pakistani militants released on Sunday what appeared to be video footage of the Polish engineer's beheading. They had offered to exchange him for 61 of their colleagues held by Pakistan.Stanczak was seized by militants who ambushed his vehicle in Pakistan's Attock district, 85 kilometres from the capital Islamabad, last September 28. The militants first killed the driver and two guards.