Pakistan closes Mazar-e-Sharif consulate amidst security threats


ISLAMABAD, JAN 27 (DNA) -The Pakistan Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif was closed when an Afghan woman was caught trying to sneek a hand grenade into the Consulate, in her personal bag. The woman was arrested by the police and is under investigation to find perpetrators of the failed attack. The Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul has urged the Afghan Foreign Office to provide foolproof security to its Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif and to share the findings of its investigation at the earliest.

Pakistan Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif will remain closed for visa services till the provision of fool-proof security by the authorities in Mazar-e-Sharif to prevent any untoward incident in the Consulate General. =DNA