A day after State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar’s visit concluded, the Pakistani embassy in Kabul came under attack, with Chargé d’Affaires to Afghanistan Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani the target. The Taliban government has to take the attack seriously because it targeted the embassy in which Nizamani was safe and security guard Sepoy Israr Mohammad was “critically injured” during the assault. The assassination attempt on Nizamani and the assault on the diplomatic premises have both been harshly condemned by the Pakistan Foreign Office. To protect the safety and security of Pakistani diplomats and people in Afghanistan, the Afghan interim government must conduct thorough investigations into this attack as soon as possible, find the perpetrators, and hold them accountable. Khalid Zadran, the spokesman for the Kabul police, claims that one suspect was apprehended when security officers went to the embassy and stopped the shooting, but they should identify the attacker. Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, strongly denounced the heinous assassination attempt.
The Taliban government has to be reminded that Pakistan is leading the international defence of Kabul. As the owner of a government, the regime should conduct itself responsibly. It should look into the attack right away and punish those responsible for this horrific conduct. The country shows its support for the missionaries and sends wishes for the courageous security guard’s quick recovery. At home, Pakistan is threatened by terrorism that either directly or indirectly originates in Afghanistan. Without a doubt, terrorism is a widespread menace that needs to be combated collaboratively.