Pakistan officially responds to Indian allegations of diplomats harassment in Islamabad


ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Faisal Ranjha during weekly press conference while replying to a question about Indian complaints that its diplomatic staff is being harassed by Pakistan has said Pakistan is a responsible member of international community and we make all possible efforts to ensure safety and security of the diplomats.

He said India has not shared any evidence about its complaints with Pakistan.

The spokesperson however voiced concern over the treatment being meted out to Pakistani diplomatic staff and their family members in New Delhi. He said we have lodged protests with India over these unfortunate incidents.

He said Pakistani High Commissioner to India was in Islamabad and he is returning to New Delhi today after discussing some important matters, including those relating to the harassment of diplomatic staff in India.

Voicing concern over continued Indian ceasefire violations on the LOC and the Working Boundary, the spokesperson said the Indian posture poses threat to regional peace and security. He pointed out that India is deliberately increasing tension in order to divert attention from its atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

He said India has made the Indus Water Treaty dysfunctional and Pakistan has taken up the matter with the World Bank.

Dr Muhammad Faisal said that Pakistan is ready for dialogue with India for resolution of all outstanding disputes.

Foreign Policy