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Pakistan denounces killing of diplomat in Jalalabad

Pakistan denounces killing of diplomat in Jalalabad
November 7, 2017
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of its diplomatic official Nayyar Iqbal Rana serving at the Consulate General of Pakistan at Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned the Afghan Charge d’Affaires to the foreign office to lodge a strong protest against this heinous act. She demanded the perpetrators should be apprehended and brought to justice. The foreign secretary stressed foolproof security for Pakistani diplomats and missions in Afghanistan. The diplomatic official was shot by two unknown assailants on a motor bike at a shop near his residence. President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in their separate messages have strongly condemned this heinous act and extended their deepest condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family. Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif in his message also condoled with the aggrieved family and denounced this tragic act of violence. He urged the Afghan government to take urgent steps to apprehend the perpetrators and ensure the safety and security of Pakistan’s diplomatic personnel and its missions in Afghanistan.