Two more staffers of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, declared persona non grata by Pakistani government, today left the country.
Pakistan’s Geo News, citing diplomatic sources, reported that the two officials left for India in wee hours from Islamabad airport through on a foreign airline.
The two staffers turned out to be officials of India's Intelligence Bureau (IB), it said. They are -- First Secretary Press Balbir Singh and Jiabalan Sainthal.
Singh was reportedly the IB station chief while Sainthal too was a member of the agency in the guise of a staff officer.
Earlier on November 8, three out of seven Indian High Commission officials, declared persona non grata by Pakistan allegedly for spying, had left for home. They included First Secretary Commercial Anurag Singh, Vijay Kumar Varma and Mandhawan Nanda Kumar.
Pakistan had ordered expulsion of the eight Indian High Commission officials from Pakistan on charges of spying.
The remaining three officials are also expected to leave Pakistan today through the Wagah border.
One November 2, Pakistan had alleged that the eight Indian High Commission staffers were supporting terrorist activities in Balochistan and Sindh, sabotaging the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, and fuelling instability in the country. This came after India declared four Pakistani High Commission employees spies.