A Pakistani diplomat who was shot dead in Afghanistan’s city of Jalalabad was laid to rest in his hometown of Peshawar on Wednesday, reported Waqt News.

Fifty-two year old Nayyar Iqbl Rana was the assistant to the consul general in Jalalabad. He was killed by unidentified motorcyclists at a shop in the city on Monday evening.

Pakistan condemned the assault in a statement issued by the Foreign Office that called on Afghanistan to take "urgent steps to apprehend the perpetrators".

The foreign ministry statement said Rana had finished "his three year tenure in Jalalabad and was due to return to Headquarters".

Despite escalating violence across Afghanistan diplomats are rarely killed in the country where they are protected by very tight security.

A statement by the Afghan foreign ministry condemned the killing and said Kabul would take “serious and decisive measures” against the assailants.

The incident came a few months after two Pakistani diplomats working at the same consulate in Jalalabad were kidnapped and later freed.