Two Indian journos virtually expelled from Pakistan, India to take up matter

Islamabad/New Delhi, May 14 (PTI): The two Indian journalists posted to Pakistan have been virtually expelled by the Pakistan government without assigning any reasons.

Press Trust of India's (PTI) Snehesh Alex Philip and Hindu's Meena Menon received letters late last night from the Pakistan government informing them that their visas are not being extended although both have been in Islamabad only for about nine months.

Following the move by Islamabad, the Indian government today said it intends to take up the matter with Pakistan.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said it has not been informed about the development either by the Pakistan government in Islamabad or by its High Commission in Delhi.

The Ministry spokesperson also said no reason has been given by Pakistan for asking the two journalists to leave the country by May 20.

Official sources in Delhi said this is perhaps for the first time that there will be no media presence from India and Pakistan in each other's country following the move by Islamabad.

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  • Lingappa, Kuppepadavu/Amsterdam

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Ok,, so we have to evict all the bollywood Pakis , the actors , singers, artistes etc. These bxxxds are given work visas & earn in hundred thousands of dollars that they cant believe it. Why do we entertain such idiocy when our people are manhandled there with lots of disrespect.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, May 14 2014

    Foreign Affairs ( Policy) - First issue for Mr. Modi to discuss in the forthcoming cabinet meeting.

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  • Tony Pinto, Manglore - Dubai

    Wed, May 14 2014

    I wish we end all relations with PAK but secular INDIA is giving visas even now to PAK , Pakistan is a failed state why anyone should go there?already Barkha dutt, Shazia Iimi are doing good job for pakistan so they don't need this 2 journalists.......welcome back home.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Wed, May 14 2014

    Only medicine for pak is modivata..

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  • Ajith, Mangalore

    Wed, May 14 2014

    Jeevan- BJP only Blah Blah. How can you so easily forget that Jaswanth Singh handed over terrorists to Taliban? Vajpayee mobilized army on the border but did nothing? Blah Blah for votes and running the government and diplomacy is not the same.

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