Foreign Ministry summons Pak High Commissioner in Dhaka

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Dhaka, Feb 2: The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner in Dhaka Suja Alam after a Bangladesh mission employee went missing for hours in Islamabad.

“No comments”, the Pakistani envoy told reporters after the meeting with acting Foreign Secretary Md Khurshid Alam’s office.

Bangladesh High Commission’s press wing personal staff Jahangir Hossain went missing on Monday afternoon hours after a Pakistan High Commission official in Dhaka was detained for hours by police.

Bangladesh envoy to Pakistan Suhrab Hossain confirmed it to Bangladesh’s media in the wee hours of Tuesday that Hossain was found unharmed.

Police in Dhaka had detained Abrar Ahmed Khan, a press section assistant private secretary at the Pakistan High Commission, on Monday noon.

But he was released and handed over to the high commission officials later in the evening.

Police claimed to have found Indian currency worth Rs 3,500 on Khan, but the Pakistan mission rejected it and condemned the incident.

Both incidents have added to the tension between the two countries, already compounded by the trials of 1971 war criminals and alleged terrorist links of the officials of Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka.