High Commission of Pakistan, New Delhi

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High Commission of Pakistan, New Delhi
Pakistani High Commission Delhi 1076.JPG
LocationNew Delhi, India
AddressNo. 2/50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
AmbassadorSohail Mahmood
Websitepakhcnewdelhi.org.pk

The High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi is the diplomatic mission of Pakistan in India. Moin-ul-Haq is the current Pakistani high commissioner to India.[1]

Location[edit]

The high commission is located at No. 2/50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi.

History[edit]

The building has distinctive Islamic features such as minarets and a blue dome.[2] In August 2013, the high commission was attacked by a protesting mob.[3] There are presently 98 personnel working at the mission.[4]

On 7 August 2013, members of the youth wing of the Congress Party attacked the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, India.[5] The attack was motivated when the news of death of five Indian Army soldiers began to air in the Indian news channels.[3]

Protests flared by the members of the youth wing of Congress Party against the alleged killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistan Army at the Line of Control (LoC) tried to enter the Pakistan High Commission.[6] The protesters turned violent as they pushed back the police barricades and entered into a scuffle with the policemen. Police resorted to using water cannons to disperse the protestors.[7] Around 175 were detained, but later let off. Similar protests were also organized in other major urban centres of India, including Mumbai and Hyderabad.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/pakistan-appoints-moin-ul-haq-as-indias-new-envoy-to-restart-process-of-engagement-with-new-govt/article27194228.ece
  2. ^ Stephen Alter (2001). Amritsar to Lahore: A Journey Across the India-Pakistan Border. University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 3–. ISBN 0-8122-1743-8.
  3. ^ a b Khan, Azam; Phadnis, Aditi (7 August 2013). "Flaring tempers: Pakistan protests mob attack on its mission in India". Express Tribune. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  4. ^ Tanoli, Qadeer (5 December 2016). "Size of Delhi, Kabul missions fails to lift ties". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  5. ^ Front Desk (8 August 2013). "Pak HC in New Delhi attacked by Congress youth wing". Pakistan Observer. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  6. ^ Jitender Singh (8 August 2013). "Indians attack Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi". News Tribe. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  7. ^ Staff (8 August 2013). "Congress Youth Wing attacks Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi". GEO NEws. Retrieved 9 August 2013.

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