Pakistan shuts down Kabul Embassy for unlimited time after harassment of diplomats
On Sunday, Pakistan summoned Afghanistan’s charge d'affaires to record their protests against the harassment of Pakistani diplomats in the neighboring capital.
Following security reasons and harassment of Pakistani diplomats, the Pakistani embassy in Afghan’s capital Kabul has been closed for an undefined time.
“Due to security reasons, Consular Section of the Embassy of Pakistan, Kabul will be closed from tomorrow Monday, 4th November 2019 until further intimation,” a statement issued by the Pakistani mission said.
On Sunday, Pakistan summoned Afghanistan’s charge d’affaires to record their protests against the harassment of Pakistani diplomats in the neighboring capital.
A statement issued by the Foreign Office said: “The Afghan Charge d’affaires was summoned today to convey serious concerns over the safety and security of the diplomatic personnel of the Embassy of Pakistan, Kabul, and its submissions.
The statement further added that members of the Pakistani embassy have been facing harassment for the past two days. Pakistani officials were obstructed on the roads and vehicles were also hit by motorcycles while they were traveling towards the mission.
The FO said that since Afghanistan is a part of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities 1961, it is obligatory for the government to assure freedom, safety, and security for free movement for the mission.
Pakistan pushed the Aghan government to launch an inquiry into the security violations and harassment incidents. It also added that the investigation report should also be shared with Pakistan and Aghan authorities should commit that no such incident would happen in the future.
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