World Bulletin / News Desk
Pakistan has closed its consulate in Afghan city of Jalalabad following “undue interference" of a provincial governor in functioning of diplomatic affairs, the country’s embassy in Kabul said on Friday.
In a statement, Pakistan embassy in Kabul accused Hayatullah Khan, the governor of northeastern Nangarhar province, for which Jalalabad is the capital, of interfering in the consulate affairs.
It said the Pakistan embassy had informed the Afghan foreign ministry to "refrain" the Nangarhar governor from interfering in the consulate affairs.
The consulate, the statement said, would remain closed "until the security arrangements are complete to the satisfaction of the embassy".
There was no immediate word from Afghan government on the development.Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Eylül 2018, 09:49