Pakistan reopens it's consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

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Pakistan reopens it's consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has decided to return open its closed consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

As per media report, Pakistan’s consulate in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province will resume its visa operation from Monday (tomorrow) after over a month-long closure forced by security concern and interference of Afghan officials in its working.

In August, Pakistan shut down its consulate in Jalalabad citing security concerns and ‘undue interference’ by the governor of Nangarhar province in its working.

A Foreign Office spokesperson, Dr Muhammad Faisal, in a statement on Sunday said:

“Pakistan’s Consulate General in Jalalabad which was closed on 30th August 2018 will resume its visa operations, after assurances by the Afghan government that all necessary and required security will be provided to the Consulate Generalz.”