ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned detention and manhandling of its diplomatic official in New Delhi.
In a statement, Foreign Office spokesman firmly rejected Indian allegations against its diplomats.
He deplored the Indian action as violation of Vienna Convention as well as the norms of diplomatic conduct especially in an already vitiated atmosphere.
The spokesman said Indian attempts to escalate the tensions and divert the international attention from the grave human rights violations being perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir can never be succeeded.
Pakistan has also urged the international community to take notice of the Indian designs.
The spokesman said Pakistan’s High Commissioner in New Delhi was called in by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs this morning. He was conveyed decision of the Indian government that one of the staff members of the High Commission has been declared persona non grata and should leave India by Saturday.