Pak envoy summoned after 2 Indian staffers go missing in Islamabad

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This is probably the first time since Covid-19 outbreak in March that a Pakistani diplomat has been summoned by India.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2020 16:59 IST

Officials said the two Indian staffers posted at the Islamabad mission had stepped out for some work on Monday morning. When they did not reach their destination, high commission officials informed New Delhi and Pakistan’s foreign office. Officials said the two Indian staffers posted at the Islamabad mission had stepped out for some work on Monday morning. When they did not reach their destination, high commission officials informed New Delhi and Pakistan’s foreign office.

India on Monday summoned the Pakistan’s charge d’affaires Syed Haider Shah to the external affairs ministry in New Delhi after two of its staffers at the high commission in Islamabad went missing.

This is probably the first time since Covid-19 outbreak in March that a Pakistani diplomat has been summoned by India.

India lodged a very strong protest, both in Pakistan and New Delhi, a senior official said. “The Pakistani side has claimed that they are still looking into the matter,” a senior government official said.

Officials said the two Indian staffers posted at the Islamabad mission had stepped out for some work on Monday morning. When they did not reach their destination, high commission officials informed New Delhi and Pakistan’s foreign office.

The disappearance of Indian staffers comes just weeks after the expulsion of two Pakistan high commission officials who were caught for spying and made to go back.

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