FO lodges protest with Indian HC over harassment of Pakistani envoys in New Delhi
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Tuesday summoned the acting Indian high commissioner (HC) to register a protest over the harassment of Pakistani envoys in New Dehli.
As per details, the protest was recorded for allowing anti-Pakistan protesters to reach and jolt the gate of Pakistan House in India.
“Special Secretary (Asia Pacific) Imtiaz Ahmad summoned the Acting Indian High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia today to lodge a strong protest against the anti-Pakistan demonstration on February 18, 2019, where protestors were allowed to reach and jolt the gate of the Pakistan House despite presence of Indian security officials,” a Foreign Office statement read.
“It was underscored that despite a strong protest to the Indian government, acts of harassment targeting the Pakistan High Commission, Pakistan House, and the officers/officials of the high commission and their families continued, including abusive calls to the Pakistan High Commission helpline,” it added.
The FO reiterated the demand to the government of India for a “comprehensive, immediate investigation of this serious breach of security” of Pakistan House
The FO reiterated the demand to the government of India for a “comprehensive, immediate investigation of this serious breach of security, taking foolproof measures for safety and security of the Pakistan House, High Commission and its officers/officials and their families in New Delhi, and ensuring that such incidents do not recur”.
In the wake of Pulwama attack, anti-Pakistan sentiments have been on rise in India.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a policy statement over the Pulwama attack, and sternly responded to India’s threats against Pakistan. “I have been hearing and seeing on Indian media that their politicians are calling for revenge from Pakistan. If India attacks, then Pakistan will not think but retaliate,” he cautioned.
On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district of India-Ocuupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The attack resulted in the death of more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and the attacker. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. A local youth named Adil Ahmed Dar was identified as the attacker.
Indian media and politicians have since been blaming Pakistan for the attack without any evidence.