At least 39 officials from the Pakistan High Commission returned home on Tuesday, diplomatic sources have confirmed. This improvement got here per week after India requested Pakistan to cut back the employees energy within the mission by 50%.
By Tuesday afternoon, a complete of 143 Pakistani nationals, together with the officials and relations, left by way of the Wagah-Attari border. India additionally evacuated 38 officials from the High Commission of India in Islamabad who reached Wagah on Tuesday afternoon.
Mutual acrimony and tit for tat allegations had elevated in latest weeks involving the officials posted within the missions. In the final week of May, India expelled two officials from the visa part of the Pakistan mission after the Delhi police accused them of espionage.
On June 15, two officials employed on the High Commission of India in Islamabad have been kidnapped allegedly by the native safety companies. The two individuals employed as drivers, Dwimu Brahma and Paul Selvadhas have been, nevertheless, launched the identical day although India accused Pakistan of assaulting them in custody.
Both Mr. Selvadhas and Mr. Brahma returned to India on June 22.