ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office on Sunday announced that Consulate General in Afghan city Jalalabad will resume its visa operations from October 7.

A statement issued here stated that Pakistan’s Consulate General in Jalalabad, which was closed on 30th August 2018 will resume its visa operations.

The operation will be resumed after assurances by the Afghan government that all necessary and required security will be provided to the consulate generalz, tweeted FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal.

He said that all visa applicants in Jalalabad and surrounding areas within the jurisdiction of the Consulate General could now apply for visa with the Consulate General with effect from Monday 8th October 2018..

Pakistan had closed off its consulate in Jalalabad due to the “undue intervention” by Nangarhar governor Hayatullah Hayat in what a statement issued by Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul referred to as a “complete violation of the Vienna Convention of the Consular Relations 1963”, he said.

The embassy had further requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan to intervene in the matter and ensure restoration of the security of the Consulate General.


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