LONDON- Pakistani officials are among other foreign diplomats who are accused of serious offences in the country, according to UK's newspaper The Independent. A list of most serious alleged offences in 2013 was released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The list details serious offences committed by 14 officials from nine different countries who were not prosecuted owing to their diplomatic immunity. It also includes two Pakistani diplomats for allegedly committing domestic rape and child abduction.
"The number of alleged serious crimes committed by members of the diplomatic community in the UK is proportionately low, FCO does not tolerate foreign diplomats breaking the law,” FCO minister, Mr. Simmonds added. FCO Minister had earlier said that the FCO had requested respective governments to lift immunity from diplomats accused in five cases of serious crimes last year, in line with provisions under the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations.