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Pak consulate in Afghan's Jalalabad city to resume operations

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

A month after its closure, Pakistan's in Afghanistan's city will resume its operations from Monday following assurances by the that all necessary and required security would be provided to the diplomatic office, the (FO) said on Sunday.

Protesting alleged interference of Afghan officials in the activities of the diplomatic staff, had closed down the consulate on August 30.

The FO Dr tweeted that the consulate "will resume its visa operations after assurances by the that all necessary and required security will be provided".

"All visa applicants in Jalalabad and surrounding areas within the jurisdiction of the could now apply for visa with the with effect from Monday 8th October 2018," he tweeted.

Earlier, had said that interference of the province governor, Hayatullah Hayat, was a complete violation of the Vienna Convention of the Consular Relations 1963.

Hayat was reportedly demanding that the consular staff change the visa issuance system as the process, according to him, was causing inconvenience to public.

The closure of the was a reflection of the strained ties between and Both the neighbours blame each other of harbouring militants along the porous border.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 20:40 IST