Pakistan has summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh over the alleged harassment of officials and families of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, according to Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Singh was summoned after Pakistani newspaper Dawn quoted Pakistani officials accusing India 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 Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Mohammad Faisal and a strong protest was lodged at the “maltreatment being meted out to the officials and families of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi”, according to a statement by the Office of Spokesperson of Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry in Islamabad.
A demarche was earlier made to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad and the external affairs ministry in Delhi, a diplomatic source was quoted as saying by the Dawn.
Sources in India also said that on 16 February, the Indian High Commissioner met the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan to lodge a strong protest against multiple acts of hooliganism against Indian properties and personnel.