Nayyer Iqbal Rana
Pakistani security officials at Torkham border received the dead body of Nayyer Iqbal Rana.

Khyber Agency — Body of the slain Pakistani diplomat was received by the Pakistani security officials at Pak-Afghan sharing border Torkham on Tuesday, from where it has been taken to Islamabad for the final rituals.

Nayyer Iqbal Rana (File photo)
Nayyer Iqbal Rana (File photo)

Nayyer Iqbal Rana, the Pakistani diplomat at Jalalabad consulate was shot dead outside his residence by unknown gunmen on Monday evening when he was returning home after shopping at a market and then performing “maghrib payer” in a nearby mosque. He was shot five times in the head and chest.

Body of the killed diplomat was received by the Frontier Corp (FC) led by commandant Khyber Rifles. The body was covered in the National Flag and smart contingents of FC personnel presented tribute to it.

Body of the slain Pakistani diplomat was received by the Pakistani security officials at Pak-Afghan sharing border…

Posted by Tribal Post on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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Floral wreaths were also laid on behalf of Commandant 11 Corp and Inspector General Frontier Corps (IGFC) North.

Later on, the body was handed over to Mr. Rahim, the Protocol Officer of Foreign Office for further proceedings to Islamabad.

Floral wreaths were also laid on behalf of Commandant 11 Corp and Inspector General Frontier Corps (IGFC) North.Full story: https://tribalpost.pk/news/6283/

Posted by Tribal Post on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Fasial said the foreign secretary had summoned the Afghan charge d’affaires to protest against the “gruesome murder” of the Pakistani official.

Nayyer Iqbal Rana was a resident of Sialkot district and father of five.

Prior to it, due to security reasons, the Torkham border was suspended for all kind of movement that was resumed after an hour, the border security officials told.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, separately, strongly condemned the attack while expressing solidarity with the victim’s family.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif also expressed sorrow over the martyrdom of the staffer and called upon the Afghan government to ensure the security of Pakistani diplomats.