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Pakistan airline office signboard defaced in Delhi

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 12, 2013
First Published: 20:04 IST(12/8/2013) | Last Updated: 09:01 IST(13/8/2013)

Pakistan on Monday sought greater security for the offices of its national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in Delhi and Mumbai, saying they have received security threats.


 
“Pakistan has requested the Indian government to ensure security and safety of PIA offices in Delhi and Mumbai after it received threats,” the Pakistan high commission spokesperson said.
 
The high commission has uploaded a picture of a pamphlet received by PIA office in New Delhi asking Pakistan to stop cross-LoC firing and attacks on Indian soldiers, besides shutting down the PIA offices.
 
While raising the issue with the joint secretary in the external affairs ministry, Pakistani officials underlined it was a “threat to connectivity”.
 
The ministry conveyed to Pakistani officials that all necessary security would be provided.
 
PIA officials have lodged an FIR at the Barakhamba Road police station against unknown persons.
 
“The incident happened yesterday, but came to light today because the office was closed since Friday due to Eid. We have screened the CCTV footage of the PIA office building. Two persons are seen entering the office premises around 5.30pm yesterday. We are trying to identify these two people,” additional DCP (New Delhi) Madhur Verma said.
 
The two persons defaced a signboard of the airlines with black paint and threw pamphlets on the premises.

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(With inputs from PTI)


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