The OC of immigration police at Shahjalal International Airport told that she left Dhaka in a Pakistan International Airlines flight at 1:35pm on Wednesday.

Earlier in January this year, Mazhar Khan, another Pakistani official working in the Dhaka mission, had been expelled after Bangladesh intelligence accused him of funding Islamist radicals and peddling fake currency.

Detective Branch of police recently claimed to have found evidence of Arshads terror links based on information revealed during interrogation of several arrested members of Jamaatul Majahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

One JMB member, Idris Sheikh, also mentioned this in a confessional statement in a Dhaka court, they said.

Fareena Arshad.

Sheikh, who was once involved in politics in Pakistan, in the statement said he was in touch with the female diplomat and had received Tk 30,000 from her. ran a report on polices findings on Dec 14. The Pakistan High Commission did not respond when contacted it for comments before publishing the report.

But, the mission issued a rejoinder two days later and claimed the report was baseless.

It said the claims made by police were imaginary.

It has been learnt that the story was leaked to the press by the Detective Branch of the police, and a section of the press published the same, without any verification worth the name, the mission added.

Responding to the missions protest, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Muntasirul Islam same day told DMPs Detective Branch have not provided the media with any information naming any specific country or any diplomat or official stationed in Bangladesh.