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Latest on Pulwama Attack: Pak High Commissioner to India Called Back for Talks

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The Pakistan High Commissioner to India has been called back to Islamabad for talks amid growing stress between the two neighbouring nations over the Pulwama attack that killed over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers last week.

Mohammad Faisal, Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson said on Twitter that "We have called back our High Commissioner in India for discussions. He left New Delhi this morning".

To recall, the Pak-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed the responsibility for Pulwama attack.

Sources said on 15th February, India had summoned Sohail Mahmood, Pakistan’s High Commissioner. After that a very strong diplomatic protest was lodged over the deadly terror attack that killed many CRPF jawans of the country. 

India's High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria was also called back to New Delhi for consultations on the very same day. According to government sources, India has asked Pakistan to take immediate and confirmable action against the terror outfit and also that it must instantly stop any individuals or groups associated with terrorism operating from the country.

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India also detached the "Most Favoured Nation" (MFN) status given to Pakistan saying that it will take all possible measures to make sure Pakistan's isolation internationally.

Sources also said Foreign Secretary and other secretaries held a meeting with the envoys of the United Nations P5 countries that includes China, Japan and European countries to tell them about Islamabad’s role in sponsoring terrorism.

New Delhi had appealed to the international community to name Masood Azhar - Jaish-e-Mohammed chief as a "UN designated terrorist". Washington too urged Pakistan to "immediately end support and safe haven to all terrorist groups".

India on 16th February increased the basic customs duty on all goods imported from the neighbouring country to 200 %.



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