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The process of 50% reduction in Pakistan and Indian Embassy staff begins


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

30th Jun, 2020. 08:27 pm
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The process of 50% reduction in Pakistan and India Embassy staff begins

38 Indian High Commission officials and their families in Pakistan left Islamabad for India.

It should be noted that Pakistan had issued orders to reduce the staff of the Indian High Commissioner by 50% in response to India.

According to the Foreign Office, 143 people, including the staff of the Pakistan High Commission in India and their families, will return from New Delhi via Wagah.

Note that India had written a letter to Pakistan asking it to reduce the number of its diplomatic staff in New Delhi by 50 per cent.

According to details released by the Foreign Office, the Indian High Commissioner’s staff from Islamabad has been reduced by 50 per cent, including six Indian diplomats out of 38 Indian nationals.

All Indian crew and their families will cross the Attari border from Wagah.

Foreign Office also said that 143 Pakistanis, including diplomatic staff from India, would return from New Delhi via Wagah.

According to the Foreign Office, the returning Pakistanis include the families of the High Commission officials.

Unprovoked firing by Indian forces on the Line of Control has been going on for the last few months.

On the other hand, India continues to make allegations at the diplomatic level.

A few days ago, India had alleged that two diplomats of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were “involved in espionage” and were ordered to leave the country within 24 hours.

In response, Pakistan strongly condemned the Indian act and said that India’s action was part of a negative and pre-arranged ‘media campaign’ and was a continuation of negative propaganda against Pakistan.

The Foreign Office statement said that Indian authorities had picked up two members of the Pakistani High Commission and levelled baseless allegations against them.

The Foreign Office said India is pleaded guilty to violating the Vienna Convention.

The Pakistan Army has shot down several Indian spy drones inside the Line of Control (LoC) in a month.

Tension also mount between India and China in Line of Actual Control.

On the other hand, Pakistan had strongly condemned the commencement of construction of a temple on the site of the historic Babri Masjid.

Foreign Office spokesperson Ayesha Farooqi had said in a statement that the world was in a dire situation arising out of COVID-19 and the pro-RSS Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is busy in pushing the Hindutva agenda.

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