FO summons Swiss envoy to protest display of anti-Pakistan posters


ISLAMABAD: Switzerland Ambassador-designate Thomas Kolly was summoned to the Foreign Office (FO) on Monday, by Europe Additional Secretary Zaheer Janjua, on the display of anti-Pakistan posters and an insidious paid campaign against Pakistan.

A strong protest was lodged with the ambassador on allowing the use of Swiss territory by elements linked with a terrorist organisation, which was perpetrating terrorism and violence in Pakistan. It was underlined that these posters had been sponsored by a terrorist organisation proscribed by Pakistan as well as by some other countries.

The ambassador was asked to convey to his government Pakistan’s strong protest on allowing its space to a terrorist organisation to carry out activities against Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in contravention to the UN Charter and international law.

The Swiss Government was urged that as a host country and a close partner, action should be taken against the perpetrators of such a malicious campaign.