A note verbale to Pakistan after Indian officials are harassed
India has issued a note verbale after its officials were harassed in Pakistan. Reports of Indian officials being aggressively followed have emerged in the past couple of days.
Two cases were reported in which the Second Secretary and other officials were followed in an aggressive manner by people in cars and bikes. The note verbale protests the intimidation and harassment of Indian High Commission officials.
India says that there have been 13 such incidents in 2018 alone. India feels that the targeting of Indian officials by unknown persons is being done at the insistence of Islamabad.
Pakistan too has claimed harassment by India. Recently, Pakistan recalled its top diplomat, Sohaia Mehmood. Reports in Pakistan suggested that the officials is unlikely to return soon to India. India however dismissed this as a routine move.