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US Warns Of Tit-For-Tat , Pak Eases Travel Curbs

Washington, August 3: The US has forced Pakistan to ease travel restrictions on its diplomats after it threatened to reciprocate , according to a media report. The US hit back against unusual curbs on the
PTI August 03, 2011 12:56 IST
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Washington, August 3: The US has forced Pakistan to ease travel restrictions on its diplomats after it threatened to reciprocate , according to a media report.

The US hit back against unusual curbs on the movements of its diplomats that had been set by Pakistani authorities on the instructions of the country's spy agency ISI, the Time Magazine said in its online report.

US officials say that American diplomats in Pakistan have suffered harassment at the hands of the authorities, citing instances of midnight searches, tip-offs to local media about the movements of US officials, the magazine said. Pakistan's most recent move was to restrict the ability of US diplomats to travel freely within the country, citing “security reasons.”

Under the Vienna Convention governing rules for diplomats, any restrictions imposed by Pakistan on US diplomats can be reciprocated by Washington, an unnamed official was quoted as saying by the Time. PTI