Indian Ministry of External Affairs respond to Pakistani allegations of diplomats harassment


NEW DELHI - After Pakistan complained of its diplomats being "harassed" in the capital, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has responded back over the incident.

Indian MEA spokesperson said "incidents of alleged harassment will no doubt be investigated, NDTV has reported.

India makes all efforts to provide a safe, secure and hospitable environment for diplomats to work in."

Sources in Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs say it has brought to the notice of the Indian government that the Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner's car was chased and men hurled abuses at the driver.

The government, while assuring Pakistan of investigating the matter, said "Indian diplomats in Islamabad have been facing tremendous harassment for long, particularly in the last year" but rather than flagging in the media, Indian diplomats chose to tackle the matter with "quiet and persistent diplomacy".

New Delhi