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Pakistan denounces killing of diplomat in Jalalabad

Pakistan denounces killing of diplomat in Jalalabad”

A Pakistan diplomat was shot dead by gunmen near his residence in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, The Express Tribune reported.

Rana was gunned down by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike near his residence in the Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province, a security official told The Express Tribune.

Provincial governor's spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed the incident and said the deceased individual has been identified as Nara Iqbal who was also famous as Rana. However, no arrests have been made yet.

Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of its diplomatic official serving at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Afghanistan.

"Afghan charge d'affaires summoned by the foreign secretary to protest the gruesome murder of Pakistani diplomatic official in Jalalabad", he tweeted.

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 incident occurred after two officials of the Pakistani consulate went missing in July as they were returning to Pakistan by road but were rescued later.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in separate messages strongly condemned the heinous act and conveyed their deepest condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in his message condoled with the aggrieved family and denounced the tragic act of violence.



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