Indian Deputy High Commissioner's vehicle 'aggressively tailed' in Pakistan: Report

WION Web Team
Pakistan Published: Mar 20, 2018, 01:57 PM(IST)

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On Monday, a similar incident was reported when four officials of the Indian High Commission were "aggressively followed" while they were travelling to Aabpara market in Pakistan.

The Indian High Commission in Islamabad today sent a note verbale to the Pakistan foreign ministry on continuing "harassment" and "intimidation" of Indian officials and staff members.

Newswire ANI reported that the vehicles of India's Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah including the military attaché, air attaché and naval attaché was aggressively "tailed" on motorbikes at close proximity.

The sources said staff members of the high commission received unsolicited and objectionable calls from Pakistan registered numbers on their phones five-six times since Monday.

The sources also added that the website of the High Commission of India continues to be intermittently blocked and it is causing inconvenience and has affected normal functioning of the mission.

On Monday, a similar incident was reported when four officials of the Indian High Commission were "aggressively followed" while they were travelling to Aabpara market in Pakistan. 

Indian officials asked Pakistani authorities to look into the incident.

Pakistan has also been accusing India of harassing its diplomats and releasing videos of alleged intimidation of its officials. However, the veracity of these videos could not be ascertained.

Islamabad has also called its High Commissioner to India back home for consultations on the issue.

 

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