Diplomacy

Pakistan Calls Back Envoy to India for 'Consultations'

India had raised a strong diplomatic protest with Pakistan over the Pulwama terror attack.

Islamabad: Pakistan has called back its High Commissioner from India for “consultations” amid heightened bilateral tensions after the Pulwama terror attack, officials here said Monday.

Pakistan high commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood was on Friday summoned in New Delhi by foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale who lodged strong protest over the killing of more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force soldiers in Pulwama.

Senior officials here said that Pakistan on Monday called back its envoy from India for consultations.

Indian high commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria was also called to New Delhi for consultations in the wake of the attack.

Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack on Thursday.

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