UK high commissioner summoned over anti-Pakistan slogans on London cabs

  • In September a strong protest was lodged with the ambassador over Swiss authorities permitting the use of its territory for propaganda by elements linked with the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has rejected anti-Pakistan propaganda displayed on London cabs that directly attack Pakistan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua called in the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew in the Foreign Office on Friday and conveyed serious concerns of Pakistan on the issue.

According to a statement issued from Foreign Office, the High Commissioner was informed that Pakistan, in line with the UN Charter, rejects actions and advertisements with malicious content that impinge on our sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The development came after Pakistani social media users spotted the cabs in London and shared their pictures, condemning the anti-Pakistan propaganda.

The issue was also being raised with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by Pakistani High Commissioner in London.

The statement read Pakistan is aware of the intentions of such sinister and malicious campaigns, which should not be allowed on the soil of a friendly country.

Meanwhile, in a statement, Foreign Office said Pakistan is observing the situation in Spain after the declaration of independence by Catalonya and invoking of exceptional constitutional measures by the Spanish government.

The statement said it is our earnest hope that the issue will be amicably settled in compliance with the Spanish constitution and law through dialogue and negotiations.

It said we also hope that freedom and rights of all citizens will be protected.

In September this year, Pakistan had summoned the Swiss ambassador over the public display of anti-Pakistan posters by a group in Switzerland.

A strong protest was lodged with the ambassador over Swiss authorities permitting the use of its territory for propaganda by elements linked with the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), a “terrorist organisation which is perpetrating terrorism and violence in Pakistan.”