Russia to open honorary consulate in Peshawar on 19th

Peshawar – The Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be formally inaugurated in the provincial capital on February 19.

Russia’s ambassador Alexey Y Dedov would attend the event to be held at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar.

Muhammad Arsallah Khan, who has been appointed the Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, told The News that the consulate has started operating in Peshawar but it would be formally inaugurated on February 19. “I was designated as the Honorary Consul about four months ago though the process to open the consulate in Peshawar had started more than one and a half year ago,” he added.

Pointing out that this is the first time that Russia would have an honorary diplomatic mission in Peshawar, Arsallah Khan said the Russians had always wanted to come to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but somehow it didn’t happen. He said Russian diplomats told him that until now they had been talking about having an honorary consulate in Peshawar, but finally this is going to happen.

Arsallah Khan, who is the son of retired Inspector General of Police for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, Mohammad Abbas Khan, opined that it was time Pakistan re-balanced its ties and befriended Russia and other regional countries instead of pursuing a policy of getting too close to one power and alienating others. “Russia is our natural ally. For too long we remained at a distance from each other. We went the other way, but we now have to correct our priorities,” he argued.

Arsallah Khan, who is chief executive officer of a marketing, development and investment firm, Kmak Conglomerate Private Limited that is part of the consortium developing the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) in Peshawar, said as an Honorary Consul of Russian Federation he would make an effort to improve relations between Pakistan and Russia and facilitate those who want to become part of this endeavour. “I would strive to bring Russian investment to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. I feel confident that this is possible,” he added.

It may be added that Afghanistan, Iran and the US already have their permanent consulates in Peshawar. Japan and France have honorary consuls in Peshawar while the UK has an office where its diplomats used to visit regularly in the past.

"Monitoring Desk"


Peace In Afghanistan and CPEC to help generate opportunities for the youth: Speaker NA
PM Imran Khan praises Chinese support, says China has been helpful in many areas
0.7 Million jobs likely under CPEC by 2030
Power generation capacity of Port Qasim power plant equivalent to 10 percent of national power generation capacity
CPEC energy projects undergoing rapid construction
China confirms pledging financial assistance to Pakistan
NHA plans construction of sections of CPEC Western Route, project to complete by end of 2019
CPHGC’s Unit 1 successfully synchronized with Pakistan national grid
Chinese Embassy clarifies CPEC debt article
Chinese industrial group to establish ceramics unit in Faisalabad
Chinese Embassy provides details on the latest progress of CPEC
Work on the New Gwadar International Airport, vocational training center and friendship hospital to begin in the first quarter of 2019
Six Pakistani entrepreneurs graduate from UNCTAD, Alibaba’s fellowship
China donates Rs6m more to families of martyred cops
Pakistan coming on track by enhanced export, trade volume with neighboring countries


About is Pakistan’s leading regional connectivity media & communication/outreach platform, dedicated to profiling and promoting the business activities, news and views on the regionally connected business corridor across OBOR. 


Addional Information

 Ethics Policy     Advertise
 Terms & Conditions
 Contact Us