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(2017-11-06) The Government of Pakistan strongly condemns the killing of Mr. Nayyar Iqbal Rana, a diplomatic official serving at the Consulate General of Pakistan at Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Mr. Rana was shot by two unknown assailants on a motor bike at a shop near his residence today. The 52 year old Rana leaves behind a widow and five children.

The President and the Prime Minister in separate messages, strongly condemned this heinous act and conveyed their deepest condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family.

The Foreign Minister in his message condoled with the aggrieved family and denounced this tragic act of violence. He urged the Afghan government to take urgent steps to apprehend the perpetrators and ensure the safety and security of the Pakistan’s diplomatic personnel and its missions in Afghanistan.

?The officers and staff of the Foreign Ministry extend their most heartfelt condolences to Mr. Nayyar Iqbal Rana’s family, who had completed his three year tenure in Jalalabad and was due to return to Headquarters.

6 November 2017

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