New Delhi: In a big improvement, India on Tuesday requested Pakistan to scale back employees energy in its High Commission in New Delhi by 50 per cent. The ministry of External Affairs stated India may also, alternatively, cut back its employees energy in its High Commission in Islamabad. Also Read – Saudi Arabia Cancels Hajj 2020 For International Pilgrims, Only Those Already Living in Kingdom Allowed Amid Coronavirus Scare
“The Government of India has taken the decision to reduce staff strength in the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi by 50%. It would reciprocally reduce its own presence in Islamabad to the same proportion,” the MEA stated. Also Read – Infiltration From Pakistan? Patrolling Officers Confused as Drugs Concealed Under Chinese Tea Brand Wash up on Indian Shores
The improvement comes after the MEA summoned Pakistan’s Charge d’ Affaires and conveyed the issues over actions of its officers of High Commission in Delhi. Also Read – ‘Both Sides Hope to Handle Differences Via Dialogue’: China on Corps Commander Meet With India
The MEA instructed the Pakistan Charge d’ Affaires that officers of its High Commission are engaged in espionage and maintained dealings with terror outfits.
The MEA additionally added that Pakistan is engaged in a sustained marketing campaign to intimidate officers of Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
In a press release, the MEA stated that Pakistan’s behaviour is just not in conformity with Vienna Convention and bilateral agreements on therapy of diplomatic, consular officers.
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