Indian diplomats in Pakistan being ill-treated, living in poor conditions

Indian diplomats in Pakistan being ill-treated

Despite claims by the Imran Khan government that it wants to better ties with India, Indian diplomats stationed in Pakistan are ill-treated continuously.

Recently, India Today TV found that the officials of the High Commission of India in Islamabad staying at the newly built residential complex are living in “poor condition”.

Sources told India Today TV that in spite of repeated requests for gas connections to the quarters in the complex, they did not get the facility.

In another case of a serious breach, it is believed that officials from Pakistani agencies broke into a senior diplomat’s house. While nothing was stolen, there were clear signs of forced entry.

Taking note of the incident, High Commission of India in Islamabad lodged a protest with Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Thursday.

Other “serious concerns” of the High Commission of India is the ‘trouble they face because of slow or no Internet service’, making it very difficult for the Pakistani applicants to apply for visas online. They have been taking up with the matter to the Pakistan authorities regularly but nothing has been done so far, sources said.

Earlier this year, there were heightened tensions on the both sides when several cars of diplomats were stopped and they were mistreated.


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