Pakistan asks India to behave maturely over diplomats harassment issue

Pakistan asks India to behave maturely over diplomats harassment issue
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NEW DELHI - Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood today said that he has discussed the issue of alleged harassment of diplomats with his government and that they want to sort it out "as soon as possible".

Mr Mahmood, who came back to India last night, days after he was called back for consultations amid raging row between India and Pakistan over harassment of diplomats, said such issues affect the relation between the two countries.

"I discussed this issue (alleged harassment of Pakistani diplomats in India) with our government. We want to sort out this issue as soon as possible because it affects the relations between the countries," the Pakistani envoy said on the sidelines of an event.

Mr Mahmood was called back to Islamabad for consultations after alleged incidents of harassment in New Delhi, with Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Faisal claiming that the Indian government failed to take notice of the increasing incidents of intimidation of Pakistani diplomats, their families and staff by its intelligence agencies.

New Delhi