Two Indian High Commission officials detained by Pakistan in Islamabad released: Sources | India News

NEW DELHI: The two Indian High Commission officials who were detained by Pakistan were released on Monday shortly after India lodged a strong protest with the neighbouring country’s envoy, government sources said.
Earlier today, the Indian High Commission in Pakistan said that two of its officials are missing and took up the matter with the Pakistani authorities.
News agency PTI quoted local media reports as saying that the officials were detained in Islamabad after being involved in a road accident.
Later in the evening, the ministry of external affairs summoned Pakistan’s Charge d’affaires to India and issued a demarche over the reported detention of the officials.
In its demarche, the MEA demanded that the two officials along with the official car be returned to the high commission immediately, the sources said.
The MEA also made clear that there should be no interrogation or harassment of the officials.
According to the sources, the Pakistan envoy was told that the responsibility for the safety and security of the concerned diplomatic personnel lay squarely with the Pakistani authorities.



[Source :Times of India]

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