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Defence minister condemns harassment of Pakistani diplomats in India

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir has strongly condemned harassment and intimidation of Delhi-based Pakistani diplomats and their families.

In a statement, the minister regretted that such incidents were taking place despite raising the issue repeatedly with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. He demanded that the Indian government take concrete steps to ensure safety and security of Pakistani officials and their families.

Earlier, the Foreign Office had summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh over harassment of Pakistani diplomats and their families in India.

South Asia & SAARC Director General Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian diplomat and lodged a strong protest against “maltreatment being meted out to the officials and families of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.”

He told the envoy that the safety and security of Pakistani officials and their families was the responsibility of the Indian government under the Vienna Convention.

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