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Do British diplomatic missions permit employees to take official documents home?


Do British diplomatic missions permit employees to take official documents home?
 Posted on: 4/20/2016
Do British diplomatic missions permit employees to take official documents home?
Are former employees of British foreign missions allowed to disclose official diplomats? 
President of Pakistan Christian Congress raises serious question in his letter to the UK PM over allegations of self-proclaimed former British diplomat

Karachi: April 20, 2016. 
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in its response to a letter written by  Dr. Nazir S. Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress, has commented that the British Government is aware of media allegations against the Muttahida Quami Movement political party. However, the FCO response states "The conduct of political parties in Pakistan is a matter for the Pakistani authorities." 
Dr Nazir Bhatti, who is also the editor of Pakistan Christian Post (PCC), had written a letter to the UK Prime Minister Mr. David Cameron in which he had raised a few questions about the role of Mr. Shehryar Niazi, who recently appeared in the Geo TV political show "Aaj Shahzeb Khanzadah Kay Sath" and claimed himself to be the former Deputy Head of British High Commission in Karachi. 
In his letter, Dr Bhatti had stated that the claims Mr Niazi had made do "not fall in line of duty of any diplomat", thus need to be clarified. In its brief response to Dr Bhatti, the FCO has written that "The British Government is aware of media reports alleging that the Government of India has funded the Muttahida Quami Movement political party. The conduct of political parties in Pakistan is a matter for the Pakistani authorities."
The copies of letter were also mailed to British Foreign Office, British Home Office and British High Commission in Islamabad.
Dr. Nazir Bhatti had asked in his letter whether the "British Diplomatic missions permit their employees to take copies of official files, documents and other communications to their homes and pile up in stores to use such against organizations and countries for vested interests after their retirements?"
If Mr. Shehryar Niazi releases or discloses official documents for public then will the British authorities file charges against him of espionage or stealing official documents or will take responsibility of authorizing him to use it to ban MQM which is the fourth biggest party in the parliament of Pakistan, Dr. Bhatti further asked in his letter.

12/8/2016 8:00:37 PM