ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday expressed grief over the deaths of Afghans in a stampede in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan.

According to the Pakistan embassy in Kabul, the stampede occurred in an open ground – five kilometres away from Pakistan’s consulate in Jalalabad – “where applicants for Pakistani visa were being gathered and organised by the Afghan authorities.

β€œDeeply saddened by the tragic deaths & casualties in a stampede in Jalalabad of Afghans wanting to get Pakistani visas,” the prime minister said on Twitter offering condolences to the victim families and prayers for early recovery of the injured.