Diplomatic and security experts are surprised over the closure of Australian consulate offices in Karachi and Lahore and warning advisory to its citizen to leave their presence in Balochistan and Khyberpakhtoonkhuwa and term the act incomprehensible.
When Australian embassy was contacted to get version, it was informed that Mss Grandle of Political section in the embassy would give brief, however, despite continuous insistence and constant efforts, she was not converted the phone line.
Security In charge in Diplomatic enclave, Islamabad Syed Abbas Hasan while termed the threat regular to Australians, and said Australian High Commission neither informed about the threats nor told the source of its information.
Expert on security affairs and former IG Sindh, Afzal Shagri said that he did not see any clear reason from where Australians have to face any threat. The Americans must be more cautious in the present situation but they are roaming in the country, he added.
Former Ambassador, Ayaz Wazir was of the opinion that law and order situation has been better in last few months.
Official sources said the Aussie move was based on fabricated news reports of US secret agencies because Australian intelligence sources are not so good in the region so she took direct information from Americans.
They said the purpose of intelligence propaganda is to give impression that foreigners are not safe in country so Pakistan could be termed unsafe in the world.