Pak recalls envoy over 'harassment' by India

India Downplays Pakistan’s Action

Faisal claimed that the Indian government had not taken measures to safeguard Pakistani diplomats and their families in India, adding that the Pakistani government lodged protests over the matter with the Indian deputy High Commissioner as well as India’s External Affairs Ministry.
Our staff and their families had been facing harassment, intimidation and outright violence from Indian state agencies in recent weeks in New Delhi
The Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said its “staff and their families had been facing harassment, intimidation and outright violence from Indian state agencies in recent weeks in New Delhi”. It claimed that its Deputy High Commissioner’s car was chased and his driver was abused by a group of men in the Indian capital last week. Responding to complaints by Islamabad, New Delhi assured last week that “India makes all efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for diplomats to work in”. It added the Indian officials had also faced “harassment” last year in Pakistan but they chose to deal with it through “quiet and persistent diplomacy”. (IANS)]]>