Pakistan's consulate in Afghanistan closes over government interference

WION Web Team
Afghanistan Published: Sep 02, 2018, 01.15 PM(IST)

File photo. Photograph:( ANI )

The Pakistan consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad is temporarily closed owing to the interference of the provincial governor and lack of security, Pakistan's embassy in Kabul said.

Pak's embassy in Kabul complained to the Afghan foreign ministry that the provincial governor of Nangarhar was interfering in the affairs of the consulate.

The announcement by the Pakistan embassy was made through a letter to the Afghan foreign ministry.

The letter also requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan to restrict the Governor from interfering in the functions of the Consulate General.

The Consulate will not open until adequate security arrangements were made. 

The incident has surfaced at a time when the two countries were undergoing estranged relationship. Since the election of the new government in Pakistan, efforts are under way to reset the relationship.

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