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Gurdwara visit denied to Indian envoy in Pakistan

Ajay Bisaria, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan. Photo: YouTube/High Commission of India Islamabad  

India on Saturday summoned Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi and lodged a strong protest over the denial of access to its envoy in Islamabad and consular officials to visit Gurdwara Panja Sahib, and meet the Indian pilgrims there.

A strong protest was also registered by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad over the incident, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah was summoned and a strong protest was lodged at the denial of access to Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and consular officials to visit Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan’s Punjab province and meet the Indian pilgrims despite a travel permission having been granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, it said.


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