Harassment, threats a daily occurrence for Pak diplomats in Delhi: FO

ISLAMABAD : Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui has said that some form of harassment and threats is a daily occurrence for Pakistani diplomats and staff members in New Delhi. In a statement, she said this is an ongoing situation to intimidate and restrict them from carrying out their official responsibilities. Tensions continue to brew between India and Pakistan after reports of Pakistani diplomats being harassed in New Delhi emerged. A heavy contingent of police officials surrounded the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi in an apparent attempt to harass the Pakistani diplomats. The development came in the wake of Islamabad Police arresting two employees of the Indian High Commission on Monday last for attempting to flee after running over a man and critically injuring him. Eyewitnesses had said a BMW vehicle hit a pedestrian who was walking on the Embassy Road and attempted to flee. The pedestrian was critically injured and shifted to a hospital for treatment. A huge crowd of people stopped the car and handed over the two men to Islamabad Police. Eyewitnesses said the car was being driven irresponsibly and had gotten out of control due to over-speeding. The two officials had later been released due to their diplomatic status.

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