Islamabad, Feb.28 : The Foreign Office has asked diplomats to refrain from commenting on the political situation in Pakistan, saying their comments could be interpreted as interference in the internal affairs of the country.
"Pakistan is a sovereign state and diplomats need to observe usual diplomatic norms and should not make statements which could be construed as interference in internal affairs of Pakistan," Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Sadiq said at his weekly press briefing.
The advice comes in the wake of a flurry of meetings of diplomats with leaders of different political parties which have won the Feb 18 elections and statements issued by them after such meetings.
The spokesman said that these meetings were not illegal. "We don't have laws which prohibit diplomats from meeting with politicians, journalists or citizens."
However, the Dawn quoted him as saying that such statements issued after such meetings violated diplomatic norms.