2 Indian High Commission staffers in Pakistan are missing
New Delhi: Two Indian High Commission staffers in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, have gone missing today morning. According to government sources, the Indian government has taken up the issue with concerned Pakistan authorities.
This incident comes days after India had expelled two Pakistani High Commission officials in Delhi after they were charged with spying. The two expelled Pakistani officials worked with the visa section of the High Commission in the National Capital.
India had also dismissed two more persons named Abid Hussain and Muhammad Tahir. The former is the driver of the expelled Pakistani operatives and the later was also said to be involved in the spying.
An Indian diplomat was also harassed recently in Pakistan by an ISI staff. After India expelled the Pakistan operatives, Pakistan has registered strong objection and even summoned the Indian envoy to register their protest against the expulsion of Pakistani staffers in India.
It has come to light that both the Indian High Commission staffers missing in Pakistan were CISF drivers and went missing when they were out on duty in Islamabad. It is suspected that the two staffers may have been picked up by Pakistani security agencies to frame them as spies.
India has very strongly raised the issue of missing the staffers, sources in the government said. According to the UNI report, a senior government official said “The Pakistani side has claimed that they are still looking into the matter.”