India asks Pakistan to reduce New Delhi High Commission Staff by 50pc.
According to the Indian Express, the Ministry of External Affairs said this on Tuesday. India will also halve its Islamabad High Commission staff in reciprocation.
India asks Pakistan to reduce New Delhi High Commission Staff
The Indian MEA said the government has decided to reduce staff strength in the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi by 50 per cent.
Indian government conveyed it to Pakistan’s Acting High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah.
It desires to implement this decision in 7 days.
The MEA said in a statement that the Government of India has taken the decision to reduce the staff strength in the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi by 50 per cent. It would reciprocally reduce its own presence in Islamabad to the same proportion
India external affairs ministry summoned Haider Shah and informed that India had repeatedly expressed concern about the activities of the officials of Pakistan High Commission.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected Indian allegations against officials of High Commission New Delhi.
Pakistani nations also believes that India continues to divert public attention from its own crimes in Kashmir.
Besides, India wants to deflect attention from its dispute with China over Ladakh and Indian Muslims protest against Hindutva.
On the other hand, Pakistan remembered Kashmiri widows on International Widows Day today (Tuesday).
Like other countries of the world, Pakistan also observe the UN International Day of Widows.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz paid tribute to brave Kashmiri women.
On International Widows’ Day, he said that the husbands of Kashmiri widows sacrificed their lives in the struggle for self-determination.
In a tweet, the minister said they fell victims to the Indian oppression.
He saluted to the determination of those Kashmiri half-widows whose husbands subjected to inhuman torture in Indian prisons.