Six diplomats, 38 staff members of Indian High Commission sent back to India

Six diplomats and 38 staff members of the Indian High Commission, on Tuesday, have been sent back to India via Wagah-Attari border.

According to details, six Indian diplomats and 98 staff members of Indian High Commission, along with their families, have been sent back to India on Tuesday through Wagah border crossing in Lahore.

The development comes as earlier, Pakistani High Commission in India was told to reduce its staff by 50 per cent due to which 100 Pakistani nationals including families of diplomatic staff is expected to return to Pakistan.

Prior to this, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had condemned the expulsion of Pakistani diplomats from India stating that Pakistan will respond equally.

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On May 31, Indian government had ordered two officials of Pakistani High Commission in Delhi to leave the country within 24 hours, declaring them “persona non grata”.

Furthermore, Indian authorities have been actively harassing Pakistani diplomats and officials using various intimidation tactics violating International laws and against the spirit of basic principles of diplomacy and diplomatic relations.