India Declares 2 Pak Diplomatic Staff Persona Non Grata, Orders To Leave Country

NEW DELHI: Indian government is reported to have declared two staff of Pak High Commission as persona non grata for indulging in activities incompatible with their status as members of a diplomatic mission and asked them to leave the country within twenty four hours.

Indian media reports quoted official statement by Indian government as saying that “two officials of the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi were apprehended today by Indian law enforcement authorities for indulging in espionage activities.”

“Pakistan’s Charge de Affaires was issued a demarche in which a strong protest was lodged with regard to the activities of these officials of the High Commission of Pakistan against India’s national security.”

The statement says “Pakistan’s Cd’A was asked to ensure that no member of its diplomatic mission should indulge in activities inimical to India or behave in a manner incompatible with their diplomatic status.”

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