Bangladesh has asked Pakistan to further strengthen security in all Bangladesh missions in Pakistan to avert any unwanted or offensive activities.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Pakistan High Commissioner in Dhaka Rafiuzzaman Siddqui yesterday and conveyed the message, reports UNB.
The Foreign Ministry also asked the high commissioner to bring the issue of safety and security of the high commissioner of Bangladesh in Islamabad, the deputy high commissioner in Karachi and their staff to the attention of the authorities concerned of Pakistan.
The Pakistan high commissioner was reminded that it is the responsibility of the host government to ensure that the premises of the diplomatic missions remain protected at all times from any unwanted or offensive activities.
The director general of South Asia wing at the Foreign Ministry conveyed Bangladesh’s position to the Pakistan high commissioner.
The ministry, however, did not make it clear what prompted it to summon the high commissioner and convey the security concerns. But a Bangladesh diplomat in a Pakistan mission told Bangla Tribune that a burning flare exploded just outside the Karachi mission on Tuesday.
“It was not strong, but we informed the local police and also the ministry in Dhaka,” Nur-e-Helal Saifur Rahman said.