Pakistan demands more security as its embassy in India receives a threat letter

Govt demands more security for HC and its staff in New Delhi

NEW DELHI – Pakistan has asked India to increase security at its embassy in New Delhi after receiving of a letter with threats to Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit and other staff members of the High Commission, according to a report published in the Times of India newspaper on Wednesday.

The report has quoted Indian government sources as confirming that the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi had received a letter containing serious threats to the staff members of the High Commission a few days earlier.

The staff members had raised the issue with Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad following which Pakistan raised the matter with the Indian authorities and sought an investigation into the letter, so as to ascertain those responsible for sending the threat letter.

The officials said that it was the responsibility of the Indian government to ensure protection of the High Commission of Pakistan and its all staff.

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