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Ministry of External Affairs has summoned the charge d’affaires of the High Commission of Pakistan in Delhi Haider Shah in context to the two officials of the High Commission of India abducted and tortured in Islamabad. India has lodged a strong protest against this act of Pakistan security agencies.

The government of India strongly condemns and deplores the P{akistani authorities in this regard. This premeditated, grave, and provocative action the part of Pakistani authorities, preceded by intensified surveillance, harassment, and intimidation of high commission personnel over the past several days was designed to obstruct and normal functioning of High Commission of India in Islamabad” stated the government.

The two Indian High Commission staffers were CISF drivers and were abducted from a petrol station in Islamabad by 15 armed men on Monday morning. The Pakistan security agencies have lodged an FIR against the two officials alleging them of indulging in a hit and run case. The officials were then interrogated, tortured, and physically abused by them.

The Pakistani police had video-graphed and coerced them to accept a litany of fictitious allegations and concocted charges. Besides that, the vehicle in which they were traveling was also damaged. After keeping the officials in 10 hours of illegal custody, they released them after a blunt message communicated to Pakistan authorities to free the Indian officials immediately.

The MEA has censured the Pakistani security agencies actions in Islamabad and said, “These actions by Pakistan not only constitute an egregious violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 as also the code of conduct for the treatment of Diplomatic/ Consular personnel in India and Pakistan signed in 1992 and reaffirmed by both sides in March 2018, but are also against all established norms and practices of the diplomatic act.”

It was claimed that this act is performed in retaliation after two Pakistani officials were expelled on May 31 for spying against India.

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