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FO protests Wajahat deportation

ISLAMABAD: The British Acting High Commissioner was called to the Foreign Office here on Friday to convey serious concern and consternation of the Government of Pakistan over the treatment meted out to Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain, former MNA and brother of former Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujat Hussain, and others accompanying him at the Gatwick Airport , London.

The Acting Foreign Secretary asked the British Envoy to explain the circumstances which led to this ugly incident and ensure that such incidents are not repeated. The British Envoy was also asked to thoroughly investigate the incident and provide a report.

The Acting British High Commissioner conveyed sincere regrets of the British Government and explained that the incident took place because of a misunderstanding. He clarified that these persons were free to travel to the UK and their visas remain valid. Pakistan High Commission in London is also pursuing the matter with the British authorities. He added that a senior official of the High Commission had visited the family to personally convey their regrets on this incident.-SANA

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