38 Indian HC staff, families leave via Wagah


From Abid Usman

LAHORE: thirty eight staff members of Indian High Commission including six diplomats and their families on Tuesday left for India via Wagah-Attari Border.
Earlier, Pakistan asked India to reduce strength of its High Commission in Islamabad by 50% as a counter measure to Indian move of cutting strength of Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi. 100 Pakistani nationals including families of diplomatic staff will return to Pakistan via Wagah. It is pertinent to mention here that amid the ongoing diplomatic tussle with Pakistan the Indian govt asked PHC in New Delhi to cut staff by 50 %.