New Delhi [India], Mar 31 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General (Retd) V.K. Singh on Saturday criticised Pakistan for going above the law and breaking international norms over the treatment of each other's diplomats.
Speaking to ANI, General Singh said, "There are international norms on how the ambassador, high commissioners, diplomats and people who are visiting an embassy are treated. Unfortunately, those norms were broken by Pakistan and as usual, they blamed us something or the other."
Earlier on March 22, the Indian High Commission sent a note verbale to the Pakistan High Commission reporting about four separate incidents of harassments with Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Naval Attache of the Mission, Deputy High Commissioner and the Second Secretary (Political) of the Mission.
Earlier on March 19, two separate incidents of intimidation of four High Commission officials were reported by the sources.
Taking note of the matters, New Delhi and Islamabad on Friday agreed to mutually resolve concerns over the treatment of each other's diplomats.
A Ministry of External Affairs statement read, "India and Pakistan mutually agreed to resolve matters related to the treatment of diplomats and diplomatic premises, in line with the 1992 "Code of Conduct for the treatment of diplomatic/consular personnel in India and Pakistan". (ANI)