India, on Friday, strongly protested harassment and denial of access to Indian High Commission officials to meet with the Indian pilgrims visiting Pakistan under the Bilateral Protocol. This happened a day after India approved the building and development of Kartarpur corridor.
An official statement released by the Ministry of External affairs (MEA) said that aid consular officials of the Indian High Commission were “harassed and denied access” to meet the pilgrims at Gurudwara Nankana Sahib and Gurudwara Sacha Sauda on Nov 21 & 22.
This, according to the statement, was despite the Pakistan Foreign Ministry granting them prior travel permission, thus resulting in the officials returning to Islamabad without performing their diplomatic and consular duties vis-a-vis Indian pilgrims. Read More