State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam on Wednesday termed Islamabad's action against a Bangladeshi diplomat a 'face-saving' effort. Shahriar said that Islamabad could not cite any reason when it asked the Bangladesh High Commissioner to send back the Counsellor.
Bangladeshi diplomat, Maushumi Rahman, is leaving Islamabad to Lisbon on Thursday, as Pakistan has asked Dhaka to withdraw her in response of taking back its ‘terror-linked’ diplomat Fareena Arshad.
The second secretary (political), Fareena, was withdrawn on December 23, and Dhaka was prepared to take back its Political Counsellor Maushumi immediately as reciprocity takes place in diplomacy in this type of issue. But Islamabad asked Dhaka to take her back after two weeks on Tuesday, according to bdnews24.com. -Mithun
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