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'Pak summons India's Deputy High Commissioner over harassment of officials'

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

has summoned India's J P Singh over the alleged harassment of officials and families of the High Commission in New Delhi, according to Foreign Affairs Ministry. Singh was summoned after Pakistani newspaper Dawn quoted Pakistani officials of accusing of harassing its diplomats and their families in the country and threatened to pull out the families if the intimidation did not stop. He was summoned by (& SAARC) and a strong protest was lodged at the "maltreatment being meted out to the officials and families of the High Commission in New Delhi", according to a statement by the Office of of Foreign Affairs Ministry here. Faisal emphasised that under the Vienna Convention, the safety and the security of Pakistani diplomats and their families is the responsibility of the A demarche was earlier made to the and the external affairs ministry in Delhi, a diplomatic source was quoted as saying by the Dawn. However, sources in New said has repeatedly requested to mutually ensure that High Commissions are allowed to do their job in an atmosphere free of harassment and intimidation, that staff be allowed to work and that construction projects get completed on time. Sources in also said that on February 16, the Indian met the of to lodge a strong protest against multiple acts of hooliganism against Indian properties and personnel.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 00:05 IST