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Pakistan denies visa to Indian diplomat

Pakistan has denied visa to senior diplomat Jayant Khobragade who was set to be appointed as acting head of Indian high commission in Islamabad, people familiar with the development said on Sunday.

It is learnt that Pakistan did not approve his visa on the grounds that he is too senior for the post.

The people said Pakistan was conveyed by India in June about its move to send Khobragade as India’s deputy high commissioner to that country.

 

There was no official comment on the issue either by Pakistan or India.

Following India’s decision to withdraw special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August last year, Pakistan had downgraded diplomatic ties by expelling the Indian high commissioner in Islamabad.

Pakistan also decided not to send the new envoy it had named to head its mission in New Delhi following India’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir.

Since then, both the Indian and

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Pak denies visa to Indian diplomat

New Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) Pakistan has denied visa to senior diplomat Jayant Khobragade who was set to be appointed as acting head of Indian High Commission in Islamabad, people familiar with the development said on Sunday.

It is learnt that Pakistan did not approve his visa on the grounds that he is too senior for the post.

The people said Pakistan was conveyed by India in June about its move to send Khobragade as India’s deputy high commissioner to that country.

There was no official comment on the issue either by Pakistan or India.

Following India’s decision to withdraw special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August last year, Pakistan had downgraded diplomatic ties by expelling the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad.

Pakistan also decided not to send the new envoy it had named to head its mission in New Delhi following India’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir.

Since

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Pakistan denies visa to Indian envoy Jayant Khobragade, ties take another hit



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Pakistan denies visa to Indian envoy Jayant Khobragade, ties take another hit

Pakistan has blocked the appointment of Jayant Khobragade as India’s chargé d’affaires in Islamabad. It has denied a visa to Khobragade, the Times of India has reported.

After India revoked Article 370 and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir region into Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in August 2019, Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with India by expelling Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria. Since then, the Indian mission in Islamabad and the Pakistani mission in New Delhi have been headed by their charge d’affaires.

An Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1995 batch, Khobragade’s name was proposed in June this year. In the same month, India had reduced the staff strength at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi by 50 percent.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to raise the issue in

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Owners of Coney Island amusement park calls for relief after state denies reopening proposal

The owners of Coney Island’s amusement park say they are “extremely in danger” after COVID-19 restrictions prevented them from opening all summer, and are calling on the government to grant them emergency relief. 

Any sort of assistance — such as a lease extension, rent forgiveness, loan, or tax abatement — would significantly lighten the business’ financial burden, owners said, adding that the state hasn’t responded to their proposals or demands since June.  

“The fact that to this date — we are now in the middle of September — we have never received not one piece of communication, one precise feedback about why we are not open, that is really crushing,” said Alessando Zamperla, the owner of Luna Park, at a Sept. 15 press conference. “The financial situation of our company is extremely

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