With the increasing tension between Pakistan and India over the current Kashmir unrest, India has now requested its diplomats and other officials employed in Islamabad to pull out their kids from the local Pakistani schools.
The Indian government has also asked all the staff members employed at Indian High Commission in Islamabad to either come back or send their school-going kids back to India.
The two countries have been involved in a conflict of words ever since the killing of Kashmiri pro-freedom leader Burhan Wani, followed by deaths of dozen other protestors at the hands of Indian forces.
Presently there are about 50 children of Indian officials studying in Islamabad’s American school.
A spokesperson for Indian External Affairs Ministry, Vikas Swarup, said that it is a usual exercise for all countries to evaluate staffing and associated policies for their diplomatic missions, counting in view of dominant surroundings at those stations. He further added that the High Commissions of India in Islamabad have been recommended to make preparations for education of their ward outside Pakistan until further notice.