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Indian envoy to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria leaves Islamabad  

File photo: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 10, 2019, 08.35 PM (IST) Written By: Anas Mallick , Sidhant Sibal

Three days after Pakistan announced that it was downgrading diplomatic ties with India after New Delhi decided to abrogate Article 370 which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Indian envoy to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria left Islamabad on Saturday. 

All the Indian high commission officials bid farewell to Bisaria at India House prior to his departure. He will be arriving in India via Abu Dhabi on a flight on Sunday.

Pakistan on August 7 expelled Indian envoy and said it won't be sending the newly appointed Pakistan envoy to India Moin Ul Haq to New Delhi to take charge.

India described the move ''unilateral''. 

"The action taken by Pakistan is unilateral. weather its Samjahuta express, trade relations, asking us to withdraw high commission, this has been done without consulting us," the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kamar said in his weekly press conference on Friday. 

India, in a measured response to Pakistan's knee-jerk reaction, has urged Islamabad to reconsider its decisions.

"We have regretted the steps which they have announced. Our sense is whatever is being announced by Pakistan is to present a very alarming picture of our bilateral relations", Raveesh Kumar added.

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Pakistan on August 7 expelled Indian envoy and said it won't be sending the newly appointed Pakistan envoy to India Moin Ul Haq to New Delhi to take charge.