Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Indian diplomatic staff, family leave Pakistan via Wagah Border

WAGAH/ATTARI: 38 staff members of Indian High Commission including six diplomats and their families left for India via Wagah-Attari Border.

Earlier Pakistan asked India to reduce strength of its High Commission in Islamabad by 50 percent as a counter measure to Indian move of cutting strength of Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi.

According to sources, 100 Pakistani nationals including families of diplomatic staff will return to Pakistan via Wagah Border.

Amid the ongoing diplomatic tussle with Pakistan the Indian government asked Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to cut staff by 50 percent.

Tensions between the two countries began back on May 31, when two officials of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were ordered to leave the country within 24 hours after being declared “persona non grata”.

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