Indian high commissioner Ajay Bisra met the Pakistan foreign secretary on Feb 16 to protest such astc of hooliganism against Indian staff and property.
Indian Government sources also said Pakistani security agencies are resorting to "aggressive surveillance, violation of physical space and tailing of officers in close and unsafe proximity".
The Indian response came hours after Pakistani media reported that Pakistan's diplomats stationed here were facing harassment on a daily basis. Indian diplomats and their family have faced regular harassment in Pakistan recently with unauthorised entry into their premises, random interception of their cars and even robbery. On March 8, two cars allegedly followed the vehicle carrying the children of Pakistan's deputy high commissioner.
In a statement, Asif Zardari said that the harassment of the children of Pakistani diplomats is an uncivilised act and condemnable.More news: United States may tie North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contributions to tariff exemptions
New Delhi reacted strongly to the charge, saying that while the Pakistani charges would no doubt be investigated, "India makes all efforts to provide a safe, secure and hospitable environment for diplomats to work in". This has forced most families to return to India.
Despite the Foreign Secretary's assurance, power supply was not restored for over two weeks, sources said.
Diplomatic sources told The Indian Express that the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi had written four note verbale to the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, alleging specific incidents of harassment of diplomats, their family members and Indian workers in the High Commission.
Over the last few months, several Indian High Commission staffers have been severely harassed and intimidated.More news: Metal producers stay firm in positions on U.S. tariffs and NAFTA negotiations
Apparently, harassment is the "new normal" for Indian High Commission personnel in Pakistan.
Despite the protest by the Indian High Commissioner, the power supply wasn't restored for more than 2 weeks and his own vehicle was intercepted in the middle of the road preventing him from attending an event.
Aggressive surveillance, violation of physical space and tailing of officers in close and risky proximity has been a perennial problem, the first person cited above said. Agency personnel in Pakistan keep shooting videos of the officers, thrusting phones on their faces. "We would like to continue the fine tradition of allowing diplomats to do their jobs", sources added. "That has been the case for last decade or so, and it should be maintained".More news: Packers to trade Damarious Randall to Browns for QB DeShone Kizer