Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan

Two Pakistani diplomats based in a consulate office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad have been missing since Friday.

“Two officials of our Consulate General Jalalabad are missing since 16th June 2017 while commuting to Pakistan by road. The matter has been raised with the relevant Afghan authorities for their safety and recovery, at the earliest,” the Foreign Office said in a statement on Sunday.

The Afghan authorities have informed that all efforts were on hand to probe the incident and three different investigating groups have been constituted to ensure safe recovery of the officials.

Pakistan has requested the Afghan Government that all efforts may be made to ensure early recovery of our officials and bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.

The foreign ministry did not speculate who may be behind the disappearances but various Afghan militant groups have targeted diplomats in the past.


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