Pakistani diplomat beaten up on the streets of New Delhi‏



Islamabad lodged a protest with Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday over the incident of a High Commission official being “beaten up” in New Delhi, the Hindustan Times reported.

The diplomat and his driver were manhandled by around 10 people, according to the Pakistan High Commission. The mission also says it has lodged a strong protest with the MEA, saying the Government of India should ensure safety of its diplomats as per the Vienna Convention.

Sources in the High Commission said, Zargham Raza, First Secretary Trade in the Pakistan High Commission, was being chased by a motorcycle. There was an altercation after which the biker along with a group of 10 to 15 people manhandled Raza and his driver.

“Our first secretary and his driver both of whom sustained serious injuries have been provided medical treatment and an FIR has also been lodged,” Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Ahmed said.

Sources in Delhi police confirmed that the diplomat was pushed around by several men.


Source: Express Tribune

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