Dhaka - Diplomatic tension has further surfaced between Dhaka and Islamabad after Pakistan summoned the Bangladesh High Commissioner Suhrab Hossain Monday afternoon.

When contacted, Suhrab Hossain confirmed to Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star that he was summoned by the Pakistan Foreign Ministry Monday afternoon.

He, however, did not elaborate about the latest development and reason behind summoning him.

A source in Islamabad said an Additional Secretary at the Pakistan Foreign Ministry summoned the Bangladesh envoy when the Director General of South Asian wing was present.

Diplomatic sources in Dhaka see the Pakistani move as a retaliation following summon of Pakistan High Commissioner in Dhaka Shuja Alam on February 2 after a staffer of Bangladesh mission in Islamabad remained missing for about seven hours.

Dhaka and Islamabad in recent times witnessed escalation of diplomatic tension following Bangladesh last year asked Pakistan to take back two of its diplomats stationed in Dhaka for their direct involvement in terror financing and circulating fake Indian currency.

A day after Fareena flew back home, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry twice summoned the Bangladesh envoy in Islamabad to lodge protest against the recent "treatment meted out to its diplomat" in Dhaka.

Pakistan on January 5 last asked Bangladesh to withdraw its senior diplomat Moushumi Rahman from the country in 48 hours, without citing any reason.

On January 31, Pakistan recalled its diplomatic official Mazhar Khan.