ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has ordered a visiting military delegation to return from Washington to protest “unwarranted” airport security checks.
A file photo of the Dulles Airport in Washington where the military delegation was detained. PHOTO: EPA
The delegation was visiting the United States after an official invitation to attend a meeting at the US military Central Command, ISPR said in a statement.
According to the ISPR, the delegation was subjected to unwarranted security checks at Washington airport by US Transport Security Agency.
Later, the delegation was cleared and US defense officials regretted the incident. However, as a result of these checks, military authorities in Pakistan decided to cancel the visit and call the delegation back.