NEW DELHI: Links with Pakistani spy agency ISI was the reason for visa denial to a Pakistani national, to be posted in the High Commission in Delhi.
India had denied visa to Mohammed Idrees, following which Pakistan had lodged a strong protest and termed it a violation of diplomatic convention.
Sources said the visa denial was related to the links that Idrees had with ISI, which did not go down well with the Indian Government. He was apparently not even posted as a diplomat, but as a security guard at the High Commission.
Pakistan Foreign Office claimed that there were reports in Indian media about expulsion of Idrees, which were “factually incorrect”.
Earlier in the day, an Indian news agency had issued a flash quoting Pakistani media reports that a Pakistani diplomat had been expelled. The news report was immediately rubbished by officials here.
“A few months ago, he was designated for appointment in the High Commission of Pakistan, New Delhi. However, due to inordinate delay in issue of visa, he is being assigned to another Pakistan Mission abroad,” said the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson on Wednesday.