<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Pakistan government is considering to pull out from India four of its officers posted at the country’s High Commission in Delhi after one of its staff was declared persona non grata, says the Pakistan media. According to Dawn news, the Pakistan HC had taken the decision after the confession of the Mehmood Akhtar was made public by India.The Pakistan High Commission’s officials who are likely to be pulled out are – commercial counsellor Syed Furrukh Habib and first secretaries Khadim Huss­ain, Mudassir Cheema and Shahid Iqbal.Akhtar, the Pakistan HC staffer who was recalled, told Dawn that the confession was taken by him by coercion. “They took me to a police station after detaining me where I was forced to read out a written statement provided by them in which the names of the four officers were given and was told to state that they belonged to Pakistan’s intelligence services,” he said to the newspaper. “I was forced to read out a written statement provided by them in which the names of the four officers were given and was told to state that they belonged to Pakistan’s intelligence services,” he added.Akhtar said that he was “forced to read out a written statement provided by them in which the names of the four officers were given and was told to state that they belonged to Pakistan’s intelligence services.”He added that he was picked from a zoo while he was coming back from Nizamuddin shrine and was manhandled by security forces.Pakistani officials find the entire episode a a serious breach of diplomatic norms and a way to heighten tensions. Calling it a “deliberate and provocative action”, an officer said, “the Indian move has complicated the already tense situation and threatened the lives of our diplomatic staff.”The officer also recalled how a son of one of the officers was ridiculed by his classmates after the revelation and had to be taken back from school.

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Pak govt may pull out 4 of its officers posted at its HC after Mehmood Akhtar’s confession