Kabul says it has closed the Afghan consulate in
Peshawar in protest at Pakistani police raid on Afghan Market in northwestern
city of Peshawar. In statement issued on Friday October 11, the Afghan Embassy
in Islamabad condemned Pakistani police raid on ‘disputed Afghan Market’ in
Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
According to Afghan Embassy, the provincial government
of KP has made ‘unilateral decision’ on the long-standing dispute over the
market ownership. “Afghanistan’s flag was taken down from the building,” the
The Afghan Embassy in Islamabad says action taken by
Pakistani police is ‘against diplomatic norms.’ The embassy says the Afghan
Market is the ownership of Afghanistan’s national bank.