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Foreign Office summons Indian envoy over firing at Working Boundary

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Friday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to lodge protest over unprovoked firing by Indian Border Security Force from across the Working Boundary near Sialkot. At least six people were killed and 26 others wounded when Indian forces resorted to firing from across the Working Boundary in the Chappar, Harpal, and Charwa Sectors, according to a statement of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). The Foreign Office told the Indian diplomat that despite calls for…

India appoints new high commissioner to Pakistan

NEW DELHI: The government of India has appointed Ajay Bisaria as the new High Commissioner to Pakistan. He will replace incumbent Indian envoy Gautam Bambawale, who has been appointed the ambassador to China. Bisaria is currently serving as India's ambassador to Poland. He is expected to take up his new position in Pakistan in October. According to Times of India, the shuffle was made after India's ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale was appointed as Secretary Economic Relations in India's Ministry of External Affairs.…

India seeks consular access to Jadhav, Pakistan denies request

ISLAMABAD: india seeks consular access to jadhav. Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautam Bambawale called on Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua here demanding consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, ARY News reported on Wednesday. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said that consular access could not be allowed to a spy. Indian envoy Bambawale later talking to media here said that he had filed an appeal with Pakistan Foreign Secretary in connection with the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. “I met…