Cellphone of Hungarian envoy’s wife stolen in Islamabad


The cellphone of the Hungarian envoy’s wife was stolen from a five-star hotel in Islamabad, media reports said Tuesday.

According to details, weeks after a Kuwaiti foreign dignitary lost his wallet in an Islamabad hotel, another similar case has been witnessed which was registered at Secretariat Police Station.

The envoy said, in a statement, that his wife had left her mobile phone on a table where she was sitting while attending an event at the hotel. Upon her return from the bathroom, the phone was nowhere to be seen, the statement adds.

Authorities say the incident took place during one of the Hungarian consulate’s events.

Moreover, CCTV cameras have not been installed inside the hall with Islamabad police now trying to trace the cellphone using its IMEI number.

On September 30, the federal government had suspended a grade-20 official of the Ministry of Industries on disciplinary grounds after he stole a visiting dignitary’s wallet.

The Establishment Division (ED) had issued the suspension notification, with senior government officers saying that the official would likely lose his job.

In pursuance of the government servants (efficiency and discipline) rules, Zarar Haider Khan, joint secretary at the Ministry of Industries, had been placed under suspension with immediate effect until further orders.

He belongs to the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) group of the civil service.