Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014

We must learn from India, says Pakistani daily

IANS  Islamabad, December 18, 2013
First Published: 20:43 IST(18/12/2013) | Last Updated: 20:45 IST(18/12/2013)

India's angry response to the arrest and humiliation of a woman Indian diplomat in the US should be a lesson for Pakistan, a Pakistani newspaper said on Wednesday.

Advertisement

"Pakistanis are watching with envy as India is reacting to the treatment meted out to its deputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade by Washington," said an article in The News International.

It shows "very clearly how proud nations fight back in every possible manner.

"But will Islamabad and Rawalpindi learn any lesson on how to strike back when any of its citizens is insulted in this manner?" asked the article, authored by the daily's diplomatic editor, Mariana Baabar.

Khobragade, now on a bail of $250,000, was arrested and charged with underpaying her domestic Indian servant and filing false information about the wages paid.

"But what has shocked everyone is how the young female diplomat was handcuffed, strip-searched in front of her children and thrown behind bars with criminals," the newspaper said.

India has taken a string of measures in protest against the humiliating treatment of Khobragade, leading to an unprecedented chill in Indo-US relations.


Advertisement
more from India

Kerala liquor row: Minister sought Rs 5-cr bribe, says bar owners’ body

Association drags in chief minister Oommen Chandy into the picture, saying he is aware of payment of first bribe installment of Rs 1 crore to finance minister KM Mani. CM denies all charges even as opposition CPM demands CBI probe.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved