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Pakistan summons Afghan envoy, protests detention of consulate's official

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 3, 2015 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 3, 2015 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Pakistan summons Afghan envoy, protests detention of consulate's official

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today summoned Afghanistan ambassador and lodged a protest over “unprovoked firing” by the Afghan border police at Angoor Adda gate and detention of an official of Pakistani consulate in Kandahar.

“The Ambassador of Afghanistan was called to the Foreign Office yesterday evening and a demarche was made regarding detention of an official of Pakistan Consulate General at Kandahar by Afghan authorities,” a statement by the Foreign Office said.

The official was forcibly taken away and kept in detention, it said.

The foreign office voiced serious concern on the unprovoked firing by the Afghan Border Police at Angoor Adda gate on Pakistan side, which resulted in injuries to two security personnel.

“It was emphasized that in view of close and brotherly relations existing between the two countries, which have significantly enhanced recently, such incidents should not have taken place,” he said.

The ambassador assured that he would convey Pakistan's concerns to higher authorities in Kabul.

As a result of the strenuous efforts made by the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul and the Ministry, the detained official was handed over to the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul late last evening, according to the foreign office. – SAMAA

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