News agency ANI has reported that two Indian officials working at the Indian High Commission at Islamabad are missing since this morning. It is said that the officials have not been traceable since 8 am today.
India had deported two Pakistani officials recently
Recently, two Pakistani officials at the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi were accused of espionage and deported to their country. The officials were working in the visa section in Delhi. It is strange that the incident in Islamabad has happened as a follow up to the episode in Delhi.
Top Indian diplomats in Pakistan troubled
Many top Indian diplomats in Pakistan have been aggressively tailed in Islamabad over the last several days. The commission had protested against the extensive surveillance of its officials.
Two Indian officials working with Indian High Commission in Islamabad (Pakistan) are missing: Sources
— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2020
A few days ago, the vehicle of India’s Charge d’affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia was chased by an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) member. A biker was seen following the official’s car.
Back in March, the Indian High Commission had written to the foreign ministry of Pakistan, protesting against the harassment of its officers and staff. In the note, India cited 13 instances just in March and asked Pakistan to put an end to such incidents and “investigate these incidents urgently and instruct the relevant agencies to ensure that similar incidents do not recur.” As per the latest news, the Indian Foreign Minister has taken up the matter of missing Indian officials seriously with its Pakistani counterpart.