Tensions rise as Pak diplomats are not allowed by bank to withdraw payDecember 03, 2016 16:43
Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with India over its diplomats in the high commission here allegedly not being allowed to withdraw their salaries, which is paid in US dollars, by the bank.
Asserting that not allowing its officials to withdraw their salaries was in breach of Vienna Protocol, Pakistan has also threatened that in case the matter is not resolved soon, it may consider retaliatory action against salary disbursal for Indian diplomats there.
RBL Bank, an Indian private bank, holds the salary account of the Pakistan high commission staff.
"We are not allowed to withdraw our own salary. It is not a demonetisation issue. It appears that it is done more at the instructions of the Indian government," a senior Pakistan high commission said.
While there was no official reaction to Pakistan's protest from Indian side, officials here maintained that the matter is between the bank and the depositor and government has no role to play.