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Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria Slams Pakistan Over Ill-treatment Of Guests At Iftar In Islamabad, Says 'such Tactics Are Counter-productive For Bilateral Relations'

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria on Sunday lashed out at authorities in Pakistan for the ill-treatment to the guests during the Iftar Party
  • Bisaria apologised to the guests who were aggressively turned away from the Iftar party and said that such intimidatory tactics deeply disappointing

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria on Sunday lashed out at authorities in Pakistan for the ill-treatment to the guests during the Iftar Party hosted by him in Islamabad on Saturday. Speaking to news agency ANI, Bisaria apologised to the guests who were aggressively turned away from the Iftar party and said that such intimidatory tactics deeply disappointing.

Ajay Bisaria further added that such tactics violate that basic norms of diplomatic conduct and civilised behaviour and also counter-productive for our bilateral relations between the two countries.

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The Indian diplomat hosted an Iftar Party in Pakistan's Islamabad on Saturday during when the guests were manhandled and turned away in an aggressive manner. Ajay Bisaria had sent out invitations to a large number of people. However, as soon as the guests starting arriving, several teams of Pakistani intelligence agencies stopped people outside and obstructed them from coming in. Some of the guests were harassed and threatened over the phone. 

The Indian High Commissioner said that many guests were not even allowed to enter the venue in Pakistan's capital city. Later, Bisaria apologised to his guests who were stopped from entering. 

He said, "I want to apologize to all the friends who were subject to some extra scrutiny outside. Thank you so much. Many friends have been stopped outside. The new government comes with new hopes."

Pakistan PM Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi, Foreign Secretary, National Assembly speaker were invited by Indian High Commission but they skipped the Iftar. 

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