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Pakistan to boycott WTO meeting in India

19 March 2018, 12:25 | Ruby West

Pakistan by Haider Ali Sindhu | Published

Pakistan       by Haider Ali Sindhu | Published

Kumar also added that India wants its mission in Pakistan to function normally, in keeping with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961.

India had invited Pakistan commerce minister Pervez Malik last month to take part in the informal WTO ministerial meeting planned to be held in New Delhi on March 19-20 and Islamabad had first accepted the invitation.

The note verbale sent today protests the "intimidation and harassment of Indian High Commission officials", and is the thirteenth issued in 2018 on the subject.

The Indian High Commission in Islamabad has sent yet another complaint of harassment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan on Saturday.

The government said on Sunday that 50 nations will engage in free and frank discussions on global trade in New Delhi this week to explore the options for resolving various issues and re-invigorating the WTO.

In another incident, four officials of High Commission of India in Pakistan travelling in an official vehicle were aggressively followed while going to Aabpara market by two unknown persons on motorbikes in an intimidating manner.




Saying that recalling foreign envoys for consultations was a routine affair, Kumar assured that India has always done and will continue to do everything in its power "to provide a safe and secure environment for diplomats to work in". An Indian officer and his family were followed by bike-borne men on Thursday, March 15, in Islamabad.

"A decision to how address the situation will be made after the consultations", sources said.

Indian officials privately said that life had become "very difficult" for diplomats at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

Pakistan has pulled out of the ministerial meeting on world trade India is hosting in New Delhi next week in protest against the alleged harassment of its diplomats in India.

'Since the Indian side felt this was done by Pakistan's security agencies, the doorbell of the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner in Delhi was also rung at 3 am a few days later, ' he said. New Delhi alleged that its diplomats were facing harassment and being prevented from discharging their duties in Islamabad.



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