ISLAMABAD – Amid high security threats to Pakistani diplomats in India, Pakistan demanded to bolster security at Pakistani High Commission upon which Indian authorities maintained that all diplomats were given enough security and the Pakistan High Commission was not an exception.
According to ministry of foreign affairs, the Pakistani authorities were aware of a threatening letter sent to Pakistani High Commission in Delhi few days back. However it was only yesterday when official statement was made public after the matter was raised and leaked in Indian mainstream media.
Officials also confirmed that Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner to India raised the issue with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
“The letters, which were received in the past few days, contained threats to harm Pakistani officials as well attacks on the missions”, an official said on the condition of anonymity.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office has demanded of Indian authorities to thoroughly investigate the letters to find out who sent them to Pakistan High Commission.
Islamabad also told India that it was incumbent on New Delhi to provide foolproof security to Pakistan High Commission, its establishments, diplomats, and other staff.
Meanwhile, Indian media quoted an official as saying that one threat letter had been received from Pakistan High Commission and that security authorities had been alerted about the matter.
“We provide maximum possible security to all missions and same is the case with Pakistan,” the official told Indian media.
However, there was no confirmation about who the letters came from.