Pakistan responds to the allegations levelled by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Pakistan responds to the allegations levelled by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office dismissed on Friday US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s allegations about American diplomats being “treated badly” in Pakistan and noted that no specific complaints had been made by Washington.

“The Foreign Office has not received any specific complaints from the US side after establishment of the mechanism to resolve the issue, on treatment of the US diplomats in Pakistan,” FO spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said at the weekly media briefing.

Secretary Pompeo had, while testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, said: “My officers, our State Department officers, are being treated badly as well, folks working in the embassies and consulates [and] in other places are not being treated well by the Pakistani government either.”

Responding to these allegations, Dr Faisal said that all Pakistan-based foreign diplomats were being extended diplomatic privileges without any discrimination and were being facilitated as per international laws and norms as well as reciprocity.

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