US demands Pak must stop harassing diplomats

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Islamabad, Jan 12(ANI): The United States has demanded that Pakistan must stop harassing American diplomats in the country.

According to reports, US Embassy Spokesman, Richard Snelsire, said that the embassy has raised the matter before Pakistani authorities and were working closely with Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to resolve the issue.

Snelsire said that the embassy understands the security needs under the prevailing circumstances in Pakistan, but checking beyond means is something else. He maintained that the harassment incidents with US diplomats in Lahore, Islamabad and Gawadar were really disturbing, The Dawn reported.

He also added that they had reached to an agreement with the Pakistani government, but it was yet to be implemented.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit categorically denied that they have received any request from US Embassy for special privileges at check points.

He also refused to accept that US officials were being harassed in Pakistan. (ANI)

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