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Afghanistan yet to build own embassy building in Islamabad

Afghanistan yet to build own embassy building in Islamabad

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Aug 24, 2015 - 11:30

ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai has said due to financial crunch his country is still unable to construct a building for the embassy and the staff continues to work in rental buildings.

During an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Mosazai said that a permanent building for the embassy was direly needed, which would enhance working capacity of the staff.

He recalled the Afghan government bought land for construction of embassy building in the diplomatic enclave in Islamabad during Sardar Daud Khan regime but its construction could not begin yet.

He said the planning and designing of embassy building in the 7 acres land had been completed, but the construction work had been delayed due to the shortage of funds.

According to the ambassador, currently, the embassy affairs were being run in two residential homes in the G/6-3 sector of the Pakistani capital.

Haji Munir, an Afghan citizen living in Pakistan, said the existence of a permanent building for embassy was of immense need.

He said both countries had been linked politically, economically and culturally and there was need for active diplomatic engagements.

It is worth mentioning that Pakistan has permanent building for its embassy staff in Kabul, which is built on several of acres of lands.

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