2 more Indian High Commission officials leave Pakistan

Both the Indian High Commission staffers were named as undercover agents of Indian intelligence agencies


The Indian High Commission building in Islamabad. Photo: AFP
The Indian High Commission building in Islamabad. Photo: AFP

Islamabad: Two more Indian High Commission officials, out of the eight accused by Pakistan of being members of Indian intelligence agencies, on Thursday left for India.

“Balbir Singh and Jayabalan Senthil left via Dubai-bound Emirates flight EK 615,” sources said. Both the staffers were named as undercover agents of Indian intelligence agencies.

With this the number of Indian High Commission officials leaving Pakistan has reached five. Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria last week had alleged that several Indian diplomats and staffers were involved in “coordinating terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan under the garb of diplomatic assignments”.

Last month, Pakistan had declared Indian High Commission official Surjeet Singh ‘persona non-grata’ after India’s action against Pakistan High Commission official Mehmood Akhtar following Indian police’s busting of an ISI-run spy ring.

On 2 November, Pakistan had pulled out six of its officials in the wake of the spy scandal. PTI

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