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Pak reopens consulate in east Afghan city

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Dr Mohammad Faisal, Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan. (Photo: Twitter/@ForeignOfficePk) by .
Dr Mohammad Faisal, Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan.

Pakistan said on Sunday it has reopened its consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad that was closed in August over what Pakistani officials had claimed “interference” in diplomatic affairs by local Afghan officials…reports Asian Lite News

Dr Mohammad Faisal, Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan. (Photo: Twitter/@ForeignOfficePk) by .
Dr Mohammad Faisal, Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan.

Afghan officials had denied any intervention, saying they had taken certain security measures for thousands of visa seekers who gathered outside the consulate.

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said the Consulate General in Jalalabad, closed on August 30, will resume its visa operations on Monday after assurances by the Afghan government that all necessary security will be provided to it.