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Pakistan calls back its India diplomats over charges of harassment from both sides…

New Delhi,

On Thursday Pakistan called back its high commissioner Sohail Mahmood “for a meeting to discuss the alleged harassment of its Delhi-based diplomat,” foreign office spokesman in Islamabad said.

Muhammad Faisal Spokesman said that “India failed to take notice of the increasing incidents of intimidation.” he added “Our High Commissioner in New Delhi has been asked to come to Islamabad for consultations,”

India and Pakistan have in recent days accused each other of mistreated diplomats as well as their families.

Indian officials, on condition of ambiguity, have pointed to a series of incidents allegedly indicating harassment of Indian diplomats in Islamabad, in their words “forcibly stopping high commission vehicles, hampering the work of a residential project, threatening a contractor who maintains the Indian chancery building.”

Pakistani newspapers reported on March 11 that a demarche was issued to the Indian high commission in Islamabad and the external affairs ministry in Delhi in which Pakistan threatened to pull out the diplomat’s families from India.

the newspaper quoted a source as saying “It is becoming difficult for the Pakistani diplomats posted in India to keep their families with them due to increase in harassment incidents,”

No One issued any formal response to the accusations Neither India nor Pakistan.

 

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