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Russia appoints honorary consul in Pakistan border province

February 21, 2018 6:48 AM
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Russia has named an honorary consul in a Pakistani province on the Afghan border, signaling closer ties with Islamabad at a time when U.S.-Pakistani relations are spiraling downward.

The appointment of Arsala Khan as honorary consul general in the northwestern Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province was announced at a ceremony Tuesday. Gov. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said it signaled a "new chapter" of renewed diplomatic relations.

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