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India to expel Pakistan embassy staffer for alleged ‘espionage’

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India would expel a Pakistani visa official for alleged ‘espionage activities’, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, with tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours already running high. A Pakistani diplomatic source said the visa official, named as Mehmood Akhtar, had been given 48 hours to leave the country. India's foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar summoned Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit to inform him of the decision to expel the consular official who was briefly detained on…