Two more Indian mission staffer leave Pakistan

Islamabad, Nov 10 (IANS) Two more of the eight Indian High Commission staff members declared “persona non grata” left Pakistan early on Thursday, the Foreign Office said.

Indian High Commission First Secretary Balbir Singh and Staff Officer Jayabalan Senthil, who Islamabad alleged were Indian intelligence agents, left for Dubai, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

On November 8, three of the eight Indian High Commission officials, declared persona non grata, left for home. They included Anurag Singh, Vijay Kumar Varma and Mandhawan Nanda Kumar.

The remaining three officials are expected to leave Pakistan also on Thursday through the Wagah border crossing, the statement said.

The Foreign Office last week alleged that a number of Indian diplomats and staff belonging to Indian intelligence agencies were found involved in coordinating terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan.