Islamabad has conveyed its ‘serious concerns’ over the display of anti-Pakistan slogans on taxis plying the roads in London.
Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on November 3, 2017 summoned British High Commissioner Thomas Drew to convey the concerns over the slogans seen on display by some cabs in London.
The development came after Pakistani social media users spotted the cabs in London and shared its images. The move is seen as an orchestrated anti-Pakistan campaign.
According to the press note issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad the British High Commissioner was informed that Pakistan, in line with the UN Charter, reject actions and advertisements with malicious content that impinge on our sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The issue was also being raised with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by our High Commissioner in London that anti-Pakistan slogans are directly attack Pakistan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Pakistan is aware of the intentions of such sinister and malicious campaigns, which should not be allowed on the soil of a friendly country.
Previously a similar campaign in Geneva, Switzerland around the time of the UN General Assembly meeting had irked Pakistan earlier this year.
The Foreign Office spokesperson had blamed India for the emergence of the anti-Pakistan posters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Political analyst Agha Iqrar Haroon said India had spent Rs7 billion to run the anti-Pakistan campaign in Geneva, Switzerland and other countries that the campaign originated in Canada.
He further said anti-Pakistan posters in the Swiss city previously was directly link to BLA which initiated an anti Pakistan campaign including posters and media articles published in Canadian and other newspapers.
Earlier Pakistani officials also lodged protest with Swiss Government to allow a campaign that tantamounts to support for separatist and militant groups in Pakistan.
Pakistanis have complained that the United States, UK and some other Western countries are hesitant to take actions against sympathisers and sponsors of third-party sponsored drive that encourages terrorism inside Pakistan instead Western governments continue to increase pressures on Pakistan to do more against terrorists and their sympathisers.