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Two Pakistani embassy staffers to Afghanistan released after 3-hour detention

Two Pakistani embassy staffers to Afghanistan released after 3-hour detention
May 18, 2017

ISLAMABAD, 18 May: Two Pakistani embassy staffers were held in Kabul by Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) under undisclosed circumstances.
According to media reports, the staffers identified as Syed Muneer Shah and Hassan Khanzada were arrested when they were purchasing stationery from a market in Kabul. The reports further said that they were questioned and reportedly assaulted by the Afghan intelligence during detention. Lather they were released after three hours.
The Afghan Deputy Head of Mission in Pakistan Zardasht Shams was summoned to the Foreign Office to lodge Pakistan’s strong protest over the incident.
Foreign Office  emphasised that such incidents were violation Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations and undermined the constructive engagement which the two countries envisaged for strengthening of bilateral ties.


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