India continues to harass Pakistan’s diplomatic staff, families: Foreign Office

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The staff of Pakistan High Commission and their families continue to face “intense harassment, intimidation and outright violence from the Indian state agencies”, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday.

Subsequently, Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh was summoned by Director General South Asia and Saarc Dr Mohammad Faisal and a protest was lodged at “the maltreatment being meted out to the officials and families of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi”, read a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

The Foreign Office said that “these [incidents] have escalated exponentially in the last few days”.

In the latest of such incidents which have continued unabated, on Tuesday (today) a car carrying school-going children of the counsellor was followed by unknown persons on cars and motorcycles. The children were harassed, intimidated and their vehicle was blocked.

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