Another Pakistani diplomat harassed in New Delhi

Lester Mason
March 14, 2018

Another diplomat is said to have had his vehicle tailed while on his way home Thursday evening.

According to sources, a auto carrying unaccompanied underage children of a diplomat was made to stop on a busy main road in the Indian capital Tuesday; the children were harassed by unknown individuals for over an hour.

Zarif also raised the issue of cooperation between Chabahar and Gwadar ports during his meetings with foreign minister Asif and National Security Adviser Nasser Janjua. Two persons on a scooter are also seen blocking the way, and asking other auto drivers to move on.

According to sources, the Indian High Commissioner's vehicle was recently stopped by Pakistani agencies in the middle of a busy road to prevent him from attending a lunch hosted by the Bohra community in Karachi, where he had gone to attend a literature festival.

The senior Pakistani diplomat stressed that Iran and Pakistan will always continue to work very closely to make sure that they work for a mutual benefit. This comes days after several complaints of harassment of Indian diplomats in Islamabad.

Although India hasn't responded to the official communication from the Pakistan high commission, government sources said that the incident and the charges are getting investigated. The children on their way to a British school when they were allegedly harassed and blocked by Indian officials. Sources said Indian diplomats and officials in Islamabad were being subjected to increased hostility, harassment and intimidation and this had been intimated to Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. To register a protest, Indian deputy high commission JP Singh was summoned by Pakistan on Tuesday. In view of such an atmosphere, many families have returned to India.

"It's a normal affair for an Indian diplomat to get blocked in the middle of the road", said a source here.

Speaking at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, Foreign minister, Javad Zarif who is on a three day visit to Islamabad asked Pakistan to play a role in developing the port.

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