A new low in Pakistan US diplomatic ties

A new low in Pakistan US diplomatic ties

WASHINGTON: A new low has surfaced in the Pakistan US ties with the restrictions imposed on the diplomats movement in US.

A senior official of Trump Administration has confirmed that Pakistani diplomats cannot move without seeking prior permission from the concerned authorities in the State Department.

In an interview with VOA's Uzbek service <link>, Thomas Shannon, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, said this restriction was placed in response to the same conditions Islamabad has imposed on US diplomats in Pakistan.

In an interview he was asked Will the United States restrict the movements of Pakistani diplomats from May 1, to within 25 miles of the area they have been posted to with seeking permission from State Department at...

Shannon stressed that this is nothing new and such steps are routine matters.

Some media reports earlier this month suggested that Pakistani diplomats in US are told to seek permission before they travel beyond certain limits. However, Foreign Office and US Embassy in Islamabad denied such reports.