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Pakistan complains to MEA after team denied access to meet prisoners

The Pakistan high commission said on Tuesday that a team of its diplomats was denied access to inmates in Jaipur prison and the matter has been taken up with the external affairs ministry.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2016 09:59 IST
The Pakistan high commission said on Tuesday that a team of its diplomats was denied access to inmates in Jaipur prison.
The Pakistan high commission said on Tuesday that a team of its diplomats was denied access to inmates in Jaipur prison.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

The Pakistan high commission said on Tuesday that a team of its diplomats was denied access to inmates in Jaipur prison and the matter has been taken up with the external affairs ministry.

“The incident occurred on February 25 when the delegation came here to meet the Pakistani prisoners, which also includes Pakistani fishermen consisting minors and women,” the high commission said.

It said the matter has been taken up with the Ministry of External Affairs asking them to look into it and ensuring that such lapses do not recur in future.

Pakistan has always given top priority to such humanitarian issues and facilitated the access of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to Indian prisoners, it said.

According to an official at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, “the four-member team had permission from the Ministry of External Affairs to give consular access to Pakistani prisoners but they were denied access.”

The Pakistani High Commission official said there are 25 Pakistani prisoners in Jaipur jail, including minors and women.