Legislators take notice of Afghani spectator vandalism


A legislative body of upper house of parliament on Wednesday directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to protest and raise the matter of violence and vandalism being done by Afghani spectators and hurling chairs at Pakistanis after the Pak-Afghan cricket match with Afghan Foreign Ministry as well as with the Embassy of Afghanistan, UAE authorities and revert to the committee with an updated report on the matter.

The concerned expressed in the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs which met today while Senator Farooq Hamid Naek in the Chair. The officials from the Ministry assured the panel of not letting off the aforementioned issue and will be taken up with the concerned authorities. The committee also decided that a resolution heeding the vandalism of Afghani spectators will be drafted and submitted to the Foreign Ministry.

Senators Saadia Abbasi, Tahir Bizinjo, Anwaar ul Haq Kakar, Moulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Faisal Javed, Walid Iqbal, Palwasha Muhammad Zai Khan participated in the meeting while Senator Danesh Kumar showed up as a mover. The Special Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Additional Secretary for Asia-pacific region, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other officials were also in attendance.

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