Musharraf blasts Indian embassy in UAE
Dubai: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has lashed out at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi for issuing him an Indian visa with ‘report to the police’ stamped on it.
“I do not know whether it was done to humiliate me or it was a slip-up. I leave it to the Indian Ambassador to decide,” Musharraf told XPRESS. “Even if it were a slip-up, I certainly would expect the Ambassador to take the official who committed such a great error to task,” he added.
The visa issued by the Indian Embassy to Musharraf and his wife Sebha required them to ‘report to the police’ soon after landing in New Delhi last Friday. Musharraf, however, was quick to praise the warmth and hospitality of Indian immigration officials at Delhi Airport who quickly rectified the issue, Gulf News reports.
Commenting on the bungle by his office, M.K. Lokesh, Indian ambassador to the UAE, said that it was a ‘human error’ and was corrected immediately. “It was a mistake by one of our consular staff. I was in New Delhi when the former president arrived in the capital,” the paper quoted him, as saying.
“We immediately took steps to solve the issue and remove the clause from his visa,” he added.