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Pakistan summons India’s deputy higher commissioner above allegations of diplomats becoming harassed in New Delhi

Islamabad: Pakistan has summoned India&#8217s Deputy Large Commissioner J P Singh above the alleged harassment of officials and families of the Pakistan Large Commission in New Delhi, in accordance to Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Singh was summoned soon after Pakistani newspaper Dawn quoted Pakistani officials accusing India of harassing its diplomats and their people in the country and threatened to pull out the households if the intimidation did not end.

Representational image. AFP

Representational picture. AFP

He was summoned by Director General (South Asia &#038 SAARC) Mohammad Faisal and a robust protest was lodged at the &#8220maltreatment being meted out to the officers and family members of the Pakistan Higher Commission in New Delhi&#8221, in accordance to a statement by the Business office of Spokesperson of Pakistan International Affairs Ministry in Islamabad.

Faisal emphasised that below the Vienna Convention, the basic safety and the security of Pakistani diplomats and their family members is the accountability of the Indian authorities.

A demarche was before produced to the Indian Higher Fee in Islamabad and the external affairs ministry in Delhi, a diplomatic resource was quoted as saying by the Dawn.

Nevertheless, resources in New Delhi mentioned India has frequently asked for Pakistan to mutually ensure that Large Commissions are permitted to do their work in an ambiance free of charge of harassment and intimidation, that workers be authorized to perform and that building initiatives get concluded on time.

Sources in India also mentioned that on sixteen February, the Indian High Commissioner achieved the Overseas Secretary of Pakistan to lodge a strong protest from multiple functions of hooliganism towards Indian houses and personnel.