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Pakistan embassy in Kabul stopped issuing visa to Afghans

The Afghan chargé d’affaires in Pakistan was summoned by Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday over reports of harassment of Pakistani diplomats in Kabul, according to a press release by the ministry, which has called for an investigation.

“The Afghan Cd’A was informed that the Officers and Staff of the Embassy of Pakistan were being harassed over the past two days. They were obstructed on the road and the Embassy vehicles were also hit by motorcycles while going towards the Embassy,” said Mohammad Faisal, spokesman for Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry, who added:

“The Afghan Cd’A was reminded that being party to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities 1961, it is the responsibility of the government of Afghanistan to ensure safety, security and freedom of movement to all members of the Mission.”

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry in the statement asked the Afghan envoy to convey to Afghan authorities Pakistan’s request for an “immediate investigation” into the reported “security violations” and “harassment incidents.”