Pakistan says diplomats detained in Kabul have been released

Amos Gonzales
May 18, 2017

The two men were in a stationery shop at a market when they were picked up by the NDS sleuths and taken to one of their detention centres along with the embassy's official vehicle, a source said.

The embassy informed the Afghan foreign ministry and sought the release of the staffers.

Pakistan has also urged Afghanistan to loo into the matter seriously and ensure the security and safety of the two detained personnel.

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.

After three hours of detention, Mr Khanzada and Mr Shah were finally released.

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Pakistan says Afghanistan has freed two Pakistani diplomats detained in Kabul.

The office declared the detention against the spirit of the brotherly relations between the two countries. The incident serves another blow to the already fraught ties between the two countries.It happened amid latest efforts by the US-led coalition in Afghanistan to mend fences between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

And an Afghan military delegation last week participated in a trilateral meeting, also involving Pakistan and the USA, held in Rawalpindi to discuss issues related to security and border management.

Sources said that the meeting which continued just half an hour, ended with no result as Afghan military officials insisted that Pakistani forces leave both border villages Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir claiming that both the villages belonged to Afghanistan.

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