Nov 23, 2012, 10.16 AM | Source: Reuters
EGYPT-PAKISTAN-MURSI-VISIT:Egypt president cancels state visit to Pakistan
No reason was immediately given for the cancellation of the visit or for Mursi's decision not to attend a summit of developing nations in Islamabad a day earlier.
Mursi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, on Thursday triggered controversy in Egypt by issuing a decree that shielded from legal challenge any decisions he takes until a new parliament is elected.
The decree also exempt the Islamist-dominated upper house of parliament and the assembly writing the country's new constitution from legal challenge.
(Reporting by Randy Fabi; Editing by Ron Popeski)