Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi summons diplomat for 'irresponsible behaviour'

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Sep 13, 2018, 07.19 PM (IST)

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi summoned Pak High Commissioner to the United Kingdom back over his "irresponsible behaviour", news agency ANI reported. 

According to reports, Pak diplomat Sahibzada Ahmed Khan was asked to return to Pakistan because of his "irresponsible behaviour" at an event in London.

Qureshi took to Twitter to express his "dismay" over the situation and further asked him to provide the explanation for his conduct.

"I am dismayed by the actions of our High Commissioner to the UK and have asked him to return to Pakistan and provide an explanation for his behaviour at the IPPA awards held in London," Qureshi tweeted.

This came into light after the video of the event went viral on the social media in which the Pakistan envoy can be seen.

The incident allegedly took place during an event in London held at O2 Arena on September 9, wherein the envoy was called onstage to declare the winner of an award category. 

(With inputs from ANI

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Qureshi took to Twitter to express his 'dismay' over the situation and further asked the diplomat to provide the explanation for his conduct.