Afghan protestors’ attack UK govt ‘addressing’ Pakistan HC concerns

Observer Report

The Metropolitan Police has said it’s diplomatic protection unit is addressing the concern of the Pakistan High Commission in London when its office was vandalised by a group of Afghan protestors on May 23.

A group of Afghan protestors had thrown water bottles and stones at the commission’s building, prompting them to complain to authorities.

Speaking to media, a police spokesman said: “We are in touch with the embassy and addressing their concerns directly.

We would not discuss matters of operational security with those outside of the diplomatic mission.”

Separately, a British government source has confirmed that it received a complaint from the Pakistan High Commission detailing the events of May 23.

A large group of people carrying Afghanistan flags and shouting anti-Pakistan slogans, had assembled outside the Pakistan High Commission in Knightsbridge and also outside the Kuwait embassy – denouncing the Afghan peace process.

The protest had been arranged by a group called “The Watan”, which shares the postal address with Afghan embassy in London, at 31 Princes Gate, SW7.

The Watan group’s spokesman had confirmed that it was responsible for organising the protest and has confirmed that a small group created a law and order situation by throwing water bottles at the Pakistan High Commission towards the end of the protest.

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