Pakistan Foreign Office takes decision over closed consulate in Afghanistan
*ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Office has taken the decision of opening the closed consulate of Mazar e Sharif in Afghanistan.*
*As per the media report, the Pakistani consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif would resume its visa operations from Tuesday, said diplomatic sources.*
According to the sources, Pakistan decided to reopen its consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif after the assurance of foolproof security by the Afghan government.
The sources said that Afghan security officials had allowed the woman sneaking a grenade into Pakistani consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif yesterday but the Pakistani security personnel had stopped the woman over suspicion and recovered a hand grenade from his bag.
Earlier, Pakistan on Sunday closed its consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif after a woman was caught trying to sneak a hand grenade into the consulate.
Foreign Office spokesperson had said,”The woman was arrested by the police and is under investigation to find perpetrators of the failed attack.”
He had said that the Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul demanded the Afghan officials to provide foolproof security to its consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif and to share the findings of its investigation at the earliest.