According to Dawn, Pakistan received the notification from the US in mid-March, which imposes restrictions on the movement of the Pakistani diplomats, posted in Washington DC and at consulates in other American cities.
The Pakistani diplomats will need to apply for permission at least five days ahead of an intended travel outside the imposed 25 miles radius.
The notice has been shared with the Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC and has also been sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad. According to The Dawn, the US State Department has denied that there are restrictions on the movement of the Pakistani diplomats.
But, on being asked if the restrictions will come into affect in the near future, the official said that, "Beyond that, we have nothing to announce at this time."
Interestingly, a spokesperson for the Pakistan Embassy, endorsed a similar response, denying the existence of the restrictions at the moment, adding that they have no information about such retsrictions been imposed in the future.
On that note, the US officials in discussion with their Pakistani counterparts have argued that Islamabad has already slapped similar restrictions on its diplomats, who are barred from travelling to Karachi and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
The visa tension has escalated so much so that the US has introduced short duration visas to the Pakistani officials. (ANI)