Pak reports say Americans given notice; US denies
The US and Pakistan have been at odds over the appointment of US contractors in the country.
Islamabad: The US embassy in Islamabad has rejected Pakistani media reports about notices given to its diplomats to leave Pakistan.
Pakistan has sent a letter to the US embassy in Islamabad, asking it to phase out over 250 US officials in 30 to 40 days, a private TV channel, quoting sources, reported on Tuesday.
It also said that US Ambassador Cameron Munter was coming back to Pakistan after cutting short his holidays to deal with the emerging situation.
According to APP, commenting on the news report regarding notices issued to 250 US officials to leave Pakistan within one month, a US embassy spokesperson said: “It is untrue.”
The United States and Pakistan have been at odds over the appointment of US contractors in the country, and their visas had been drastically cut down, The Nation reports.
Pakistan has also restricted movement of all foreign diplomats in the country following the unilateral raid by US Special Forces that killed Osama bin Laden in his Abbottabad hideout on May 02.
The United States has already applied heavy-handed methods in dealing with its key ally in the war on terror.