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Pakistan ambassador to return from Islamabad

On his return, the Pakistan ambassador will host a series of events to mark the ‘Pakistan National Day’ at the country’s mission in New Delhi, including a dinner reception.

india Updated: Mar 22, 2018 23:48 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Pakistani high commissioner Sohail Mahmood during a conference in New Delhi. (PTI File Photo)

A week after he was called back for consultations amid raging row between India and Pakistan over harassment of diplomats, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood will return from Islamabad late in the evening and be present at Pakistan national day functions on Friday, a diplomat said.

The ambassador will host a series of events to mark the ‘Pakistan National Day’ at the country’s mission in New Delhi, including a dinner reception. The envoy will also hoist the flag and deliver a speech, they said. Mahmood was called back to Islamabad for consultations after alleged incidents of “harassment” of its diplomatic staff in New Delhi with Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Faisal claiming that the Indian government failed to take notice of the increasing incidents of intimidation of Pakistani diplomats, their families and staffers by its intelligence agencies.

India and Pakistan have accused each other of harassing diplomats and their families in Islamabad and New Delhi respectively.

First Published: Mar 22, 2018 23:48 IST