Pak protests detention of two diplomatic officials in Kabul

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 18 : The Pakistan Foreign Office on Wednesday summoned Afghan envoy to lodge a protest over the detention of two Pakistani diplomatic officials in Kabul.

"The Afghan Deputy Head of Mission (DHM) was summoned to the Foreign Office today to lodge Pakistan's strong protest over the incident in which two diplomatic officials in Kabul were detained, reportedly by Afghan security agencies," said a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The statement said that the Afghan DHM was conveyed that the incident was a clear violation of the Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations (1961) and against the spirit of relations between the two countries.

It added that the Afghan Government was urged to take immediate steps to ensure the security and safety of Pakistani diplomatic personnel and premises as well as to ensure that such incident do not take place in future.

Source: ANI