Tit-for-tat: Pakistan demands 50% cut in India's diplomatic staff

Tit-for-tat: Pakistan demands 50% cut in India's diplomatic staff

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistani Foreign Ministry has demanded to halve the number of employees of the Indian High Commission.


The move comes after the Indian authorities' decision to reduce the number of Pakistani diplomats in New Delhi by 50 percent.

“India is leveling allegations against staff of Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi based on bigotry and deceits and looking excuses for False Flag operation against Pakistan,” Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“Pakistan will also reduce the Indian High Commission's staff strength by 50 percent as a counter measure if India reduces 50 percent staff of Pakistan High Commission,” the statement read and added, “Pakistan will not remain silent on Indian allegations and will respond in befitting manner.”