Afghan Ambassador in Pakistan threatens to shut down consulate

Afghan Ambassador in Pakistan threatens to shut down consulate
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KABUL - Afghanistan Ambassador in Pakistan Shukrullah Atif Mashal has threatened to close Afghan Consulate, Peshawar if their flag hoisted on Afghan property in Peshawar was removed.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, the Afghan Ambassador expressed great annoyance over the removal of Afghan flag from Firdous market in Peshawar city which he claimed was the sole property of Afghan government.

He said that he was really perturbed over the Peshawar police action removing the Afghan national flag from the Firdous market. He said that the Pakistan government should address the problem according to the international laid down rules and regulations.

To a question Shukrullah Mashal expressed the optimism that the incident would not damage the relation between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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