Pakistan calls Indian protest on consular access to Sikh pilgrims ‘baseless’ | Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Ministry on Sunday stated that Indian accusations of preventing the meeting of the Indian envoy with the Sikh pilgrims were "reprehensible attempts to change the truth."
Answering a question regarding the press release of the Indian Foreign Ministry, which stated that the High Commissioner of India was "forbidden" from meeting with visitors to Sikh pilgrims, Foreign Ministry spokesman Dr Mohammad Feisal dismissed the allegations as unfounded.
Dr. Feisal said that it is deeply regrettable that the facts in this case were completely distorted and distorted.
The Indian High Commissioner agreed to cancel the visit due to Sikh protests against India screening a controversial film in India, the Foreign Ministry said.
This issue was raised in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad and in the Supreme Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi, and a "protest" was filed. In response, the actual position was duly communicated to the Indian side, both in Islamabad and in New Delhi.
"We deeply regret this Indian attempt to provoke controversy over visits to Sikh pilgrims and worsen the terms of bilateral relations," the press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
"Ten years ago, Pakistan made excellent arrangements to facilitate visits to Sikh-Yatslov from around the world, including India, as well as extended protocols, reception, security, medical and other facilities, consistent with our religious spirit and traditions hospitality ".