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News number: 8808220675

15:05 | 2009-11-13

Politics

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Pakistani FM Condemns Killing of Iran Consulate Official

TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has strongly condemned the murder of Abul Hasan Jaffri, Director, Public Relations of the Consulate General of Iran at the Pakistani city of Peshawar.



Jaffri, 52, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his home in Gulbarg area of Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province, police officer Nisar Ali said.

The Pakistani Foreign Minister said that those who committed this heinous crime will be brought to justice.

According to the Islamic republic news agency, Qureshi in a statement also condoled with the bereaved family.

Jaffri was shifted to a military hospital but he died of wounds, doctors said.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Witnesses said that two gunmen, riding motorcycle, fled after the attack.

Police said that the gunmen opened fire at Hasan, a Pakistani national, as he came out of his residence to go to the office.

Last year in November gunmen kidnapped Iranian commercial attache Heshmatollah Atharzadeh in Peshawar. His driver was killed when the gunmen fired at his car. He has been missing since then.

The Iranian ambassador Masha'Allah Shakeri confirmed the incident.