Pakistani Ambassador Ubaid Nizamani was targeted by armed assailants
Pakistan calls back embassy officials from Kabul
Security guard is in critical condition
Pakistan’s mission head in Kabul escaped an assassination attempt, his guard sustained three bullets in his chest and was rushed to the hospital. Ambassador Ubaid Nizamani, was targeted by an assassination attempt by armed assailants in Kabul.
Emergency health services have been called to the embassy to provide medical care, but it was not immediately clear what were the nature of injuries which were sustained by the injured official.
Pakistan has decided to call back the head of mission and other officials from Kabul temporarily.
I strongly condemn dastardly assassination attempt on 🇵🇰 Head of Mission, Kabul. Salute to brave security guard, who took bullet to save his life. Prayers for the swift recovery of security guard. I
demand immediate investigation & action against perpetrators of this heinous act
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) December 2, 2022
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the attack on the Pakistani Chargé d affaires in Kabul and paid tribute to the bravery of security guard who risked his life and took a bullet to save Ubaid.
H.E. Ubaid ur Rehman Nizamani has joined the Embassy of Pakistan,Kabul, as Head of Mission. In his inaugural interaction with the Embassy staff,he emphasized that it would be his priority to work towards enhancing multifaceted bilateral cooperation between Pakistan & Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/NslqpFFyvT
— Pakistan Embassy Afghanistan (@PakinAfg) November 4, 2022
Pakistan’s current mission head at the Kabul embassy is Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani who took charge on November 4.