Pakistan strongly Rejects Indian media Reports
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Sunday while rejecting Indian media reports as “misleading” said that Indian proposal to appoint Jayant Khobragade as Charge d’ Affaires at its high commission was incommensurate with Pakistan’s decision to downgrade diplomatic ties with India.
In a statement, the Foreign Office spokesperson said that the leaking misleading information and twisting facts was not only contrary to diplomatic norms but was also not helpful in the conduct of diplomatic relations.
He said the news reports of some Indian media, quoting sources in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, regarding assignment visa for senior Indian diplomat Jayant Khobragade proposed as Charge d’ Affaires at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, were misleading.
He said following India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019 in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Pakistan took a number of steps, including the downgrading of diplomatic relations with India. The purpose of downgrading the relations was to register Pakistan’s strong protest and condemnation of India’s illegal, inhuman and unacceptable actions in IIOJK.