Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi on Saturday telephoned Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to sentence the terrorist assault on Pakistan’s Head of Mission in Kabul, Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani.
Pakistan’s Head of Mission to Kabul Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani escaped an assassination bid on Friday. The gun assault was carried out at a time when Chargé d’Affaires to Afghanistan Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani was strolling within the backyard of Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul.
Reiterating Afghanistan’s agency resolve to fight terrorism, Foreign Minister Muttaqi assured Bilawal Bhutto that the Afghan authorities will deliver the perpetrators of this heinous assault to justice swiftly.
According to the Foreign Office, the Acting Afghan Foreign Minister additionally conveyed his good needs and prayers for the early restoration of the safety guard, Sepoy Israr Mohammad.
FM Bilawal thanked the Interim Afghan authorities for its robust expression of solidarity and underscored that security and safety of Pakistan’s diplomatic personnel in Afghanistan was of utmost significance.
The Afghan authorities should forestall the terrorists from undermining relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, he mentioned.
The overseas minister additionally reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering dedication to struggle terrorism, saying that Pakistan will likely be undeterred by such cowardly assaults.
Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affair launched a clarification that there aren’t any plans in consideration to shut the Pakistan embassy or withdraw diplomats from Kabul.
“Pakistan is in contact with the Interim government in Afghanistan and enhanced security measures are being taken to protect Pakistani diplomatic personnel and Missions in Afghanistan.” FO Spokesperson mentioned.
“The head of mission in Kabul was attacked today in which security guards was injured, The Afghan Minister of Affairs was summoned to the Foreign Office in protest to the incident and demand an immediate investigation.” concluded, Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch.
Afghan officers assured safety to the diplomats whereas the safety of different diplomatic missions has additionally been tightened.