Mazar-e-Sharif


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Mazar-e-Sharif

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a city in N Afghanistan, reputed burial place of the caliph Ali; trading, agricultural, and military centre. Pop.: 254 000 (2005 est.)
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The Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul had also urged the Afghanistan Foreign Office to provide fool-proof security to its Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif and to share the findings of its investigation at the earliest.
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.
The Pakistan Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif would 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.
The foreign ministry,in a statement,urged the Afghan government to ensure security of Pakistan's diplomatic mission in Mazar-e-Sharif. Pakistan has demanded an inquiry into the matter, the FO spokesperson said, adding that the Pakistani counterpart must be informed timely about the actions taken.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has asked the Afghan Ministry to necessitate a tight security zone near its Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif, and provide a detailed reportage of the investigation into the matter at the earliest.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff strongly condemns terrorist attack on Mazar-e-Sharif. Grieved on loss of innocent lives and expressed solidarity with Afghan security forces and Afghan brotherly resilient nation.
Difference in Population PercentageAhmad Khalid, a resident of Nawbahar area in north of Mazar-e-Sharif city, not only sees the reconstruction projects as unjust, but also considers it discriminatory behavior towards the residents of northern city dwellers.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Iranian embassy in Afghanistan strongly condemned assassination of one of its local staffers in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif and urged Afghan judiciary officials to arrest and punish the culprits in charge of the attack.The Iranian embassy also described assassination of its local staffer as a "cowardly" act.The embassy statement didn't mention the time and place of the attack.
Major Stuart Lane, officer in command of the PRT at Mazar-e-Sharif, said attacks had risen in the last 12 months.
It was the first major assault on forces in Mazar-e-Sharif since the Taliban were deposed.
The troops had been travelling between bases in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in the north of the country when they were ambushed.
The troops were travelling between bases in Mazar-e-Sharif when they came under fire.