Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Pak protests detention of two diplomatic officials in Kabul

Pak protests detention of two diplomatic officials in Kabul

The two men, Hassan Khanzada and Syed Munir Shah, were at a market when they were picked up by NDS members and taken to one of their detention centres along with the embassy's official vehicle, Dawn online reported.

Khanzada was manhandled during the detention, it said, quoting a source.

Two Pakistani staffers were held in Kabul by Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) under undisclosed circumstances.

Two staffers of Pakistan's Kabul embassy were detained for hours by Afghanistan's intelligence officials, prompting strong protest from Islamabad, a media report said on Thursday.

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The demarche says the detentions at the hands of Afghan security agencies are a violation of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations.

"It was emphasised that such incidents undermined the constructive engagement which the two countries envisaged for the strengthening of bilateral ties", said the statement.

In a statement issued by Pakistan's Foreign Affairs, Islamabad said the diplomats had been arrested by security agencies and that Afghan Charge d Affaires Abdul Nasir Yousafi was summoned in protest over the arrests. Pakistan did not identify the diplomats or provide further details about when they were detained and released. Afghan and Pakistani troops traded fire across the disputed border earlier this month.

However, the military officials representing Pakistan in the flag meeting rejected the demand of the Afghan side and clarified that the geological survey conducted for determining the border proved that both the villages were located in Pakistan's territory.

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