Pakistan, India agree to end envoys harassment

We want to resolve issue of diplomats being harassed desire peace with India Pak envoy

The sources had termed these incidents to be in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and a threat to the security and safety of the personnel of the High Commission of India.

Diplomats' row: Sources said that New Delhi chose to "retaliate" with "much bigger force" in a bid to drive home the message to Pakistan's establishment.

Pakistan and India on Friday agreed to address complaints of harassment of diplomats in accordance with the bilaterally agreed 1992 "Code of Conduct" on treatment of diplomatic and consular staff in each other's country.

The two countries have mutually made a decision to resolve matters as per the 1992 code of conduct (COC) ensuring the diplomats and their families are not harassed, the External Affairs Ministry said.

Following counter-allegations of harassment of diplomats in each other's countries, India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resolve the matters.

A similar statement was issued by Pakistan Foreign Office also. India then responded with all the incidents of "harassment" and "intimidation" that the diplomats and the staff in the mission were meted out in Islamabad. He returned to New Delhi on March 22.

The discussions between the two countries had initiated after Pakistan recalled its High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood for consultations following a spike in incidents of harassment of Pakistani diplomats in Delhi.

Pakistan too had complained that its High Commission staff in New Delhi and their families, including children, were being regularly harassed by unknown individuals on the streets of the national capital.

The question stated on the website says, "Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to encourage the government of India to withdraw its formal reservations against the right of self determination so that the conflicts in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Punjab and other territories in the north east of the Indian sub-continent can move towards a peaceful resolution in a democratic manner, underpinned by worldwide law". Following the "raid" by Pakistan's security agencies, water and power connection to the complex was also disrupted. The Indian government sources had also said Pakistani security agencies were resorting to "aggressive surveillance, violation of physical space and tailing of officers in close and risky proximity".



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