US, Western diplomats under strict watch in Pakistan

Lahore, July 21 (ANI): Pakistan authorities will keep the American and Western diplomats under strict surveillance to prevent them from going to places they are not authorised to, sources have said.

The Nation quoted the sources, as saying that checks on their movements have been enhanced following the release of Raymond Davis, a CIA contractor who killed two innocent citizens in the metropolis in January, an episode that fuelled anti-Americanism in the country.

The CIA-led May 2 Abbottabad operation, carried out without the knowledge of the Pakistan government, in which Osama bin Laden was killed, widened the gulf between the two allies in the war on terror.

According to sources, the security agencies have written a letter to the Foreign Office requiring it to inform them about the places a US diplomat(s) had been allowed to go to perform his/her official duties.

The diplomats would not be allowed to go beyond the mandated venues.

According to sources, diplomats from all western countries are also being tracked very regularly. (ANI)