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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

Pak mission claims threat from right wing

Jayanth Jacob & Rahul Singh , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 25, 2014
First Published: 00:16 IST(25/6/2014) | Last Updated: 00:21 IST(25/6/2014)

The Pakistan high commission Tuesday asked the government to step up security of its diplomats and mission in the Capital, citing threat from right-wing Hindu organisations.

The government assured all necessary measures after Pakistan’s deputy high commissioner Mansoor Ahmed Khan met external affairs ministry officials and said they feared violence at the hands of groups such as the ‘Hanuman Sena’.

“We take all necessary steps to ensure the safety and security of diplomats from all countries posted here,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told HT when asked about Pakistan’s concerns.

This is the second time in recent days that the Pakistan high commission has raised the issue.

In the meeting, MEA officials pointed to Khan the recent elaborate security audit of the Pakistan mission when experts from both Delhi and Islamabad reviewed the security detail of the embassy complex on Shanti Path as well the staff.

Pakistan side talked about heightened concern for the safety and security of its staff in face of “increased” threat from various groups.


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