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Pakistan recalls envoy from New Delhi

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Published : Feb 19, 2019, 2:31 am IST
Updated : Feb 19, 2019, 2:31 am IST

Foreign office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said envoy Sohail Mahmood left New Delhi on Monday morning.

 Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria has already been called to New Delhi for consultations in the wake of the attack.
  Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria has already been called to New Delhi for consultations in the wake of the attack.

Islamabad: In a tit-for-tat action, Pakistan on Monday called back its high commissioner from India for “consultations” amid heightened bilateral tensions after the Pulwama terror attack, days after New Delhi asked its envoy in Islamabad to return.

Foreign office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said envoy Sohail Mahmood left New Delhi on Monday morning.

 

“We have called back our high commissioner in India for consultations. He left New Delhi this morning,” he said on Twitter. It was not immediately clear as to how many days he will stay in Pakistan.

Mr Mahmood was on Friday summoned in New Delhi by foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale.

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria has already been called to New Delhi for consultations in the wake of the attack.

India has blamed Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group for the Pulwama terror attack on Thursday. JeM has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a major diplomatic offensive against Islamabad after the attack, India has highlighted Pakistan’s role in using terrorism as an instrument of state policy.

 

India has demanded that Pakistan should take immediate and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from territories under its control to create a conducive atmosphere in the region, free of terror.

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