Ghani Phones Abbasi, Condoles Killing of Consulate Staffer


ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday made a phone call to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to express condolences on behalf of the government and people of Afghanistan, on the killing of Nayyar Iqbal Rana, a diplomatic official serving at Pakistan’s Consulate General in Jalalabad.

The prime minister conveyed to the Afghan president that people of Pakistan were deeply saddened at the killing of the Pakistani diplomatic official in Jalalabad, a PM’s Media Office press release said.Thanking Afghan president for condolences on this tragic incident, PM Abbasi said Pakistan expected urgent steps by the Afghan government to apprehend the culprits of this heinous crime and bring them to the justice at the earliest possible.

PM Abbasi emphasized the need to promote harmony and cooperation among the two countries through sustained engagement.

The prime minister said, to realize this objective, it was important to collectively work for deepening the conducive environment of relations between the two brotherly countries.

The Afghan President assured that the Afghanistan would undertake thorough investigation into the incident to bring the perpetrators to the justice and would take all possible measures to ensure safety and security of Pakistani diplomats and nationals working in Afghanistan.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV


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