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Pakistan summons British envoy over Cameron's terror remark

The Pakistani government today summoned Britain's high commissioner to Islamabad Adam Thomson over remarks made by the British Prime Minister on the export of terror that sparked a diplomatic row, officials said.

world Updated: Aug 02, 2010 18:15 IST

The Pakistani government on Monday summoned Britain's high commissioner to Islamabad over remarks made by the British prime minister on the export of terror that sparked a diplomatic row, officials said.

Top envoy Adam Thomson went into talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at around 11:30 am (0630 GMT).

"The British high commissioner was summoned to foreign office today. He is in a meeting with the foreign minister," a Pakistani foreign ministry official said, saying details will be later issued in a statement.

"We can confirm the high commissioner is meeting foreign minister Qureshi," said a spokesman for the high commission.

"It's a meeting at the request of the foreign minister to discuss the prime minister's remarks," the spokesman said.

During a visit to Pakistan's arch rival India last week, Prime Minister David Cameron became mired in a diplomatic row with Islamabad over comments about the "export of terror" from Pakistan.