Ghani phones Abbasi, assures security for Pakistani nationals

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani 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 murder 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, the PM Office said in a statement.

Thanking the Afghan president for condolences on this tragic incident, he 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.

He underlined the need for thorough investigation by the Afghan government to expose the forces behind this abhorrent act.

He emphasised the need to promote harmony and cooperation among the two countries through sustained engagement.

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

Appreciating the steps taken so far by the Afghan government to apprehend the perpetrators of the incident, Abbasi requested the Afghan president that the security of Pakistani nationals in Afghanistan, including diplomats and diplomatic premises, be strengthened.

Ghani assured that his government 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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