FO rejects claim Pakistan is mistreating Afghan envoy

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday rejected Afghanistan government’s claim that it was mistreating Kabul’s ambassador to Islamabad.

“We have seen the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan and reject the assertion of “mistreatment” of the Afghan Ambassador,” according to the Foreign Office.

Pakistan extends due respect and courtesies and expects that the foreign envoys conform to the established diplomatic norms and principles, it said.

“As for the personnel of Pakistan’s diplomatic Missions in Afghanistan, who are being systematically harassed for the past few days, our concerns have already been conveyed to the Afghan Government.”

“We urge the Afghan authorities to take immediate steps to ensure safety and security of the personnel of Pakistan’s diplomatic Missions in Afghanistan.”