Two Pakistani diplomats ‘missing’ in Afghanistan since Friday

Islamabad: Two officials of our Consulate General Jalalabad are missing since 16th June, while commuting to Pakistanby road, foreign office said here Sunday.

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

According to the Foreign Office statemet the matter has been raised with the relevant Afghan authorities for their safety and recovery, at the earliest.

The Afghan authorities have informed the foreign office that all  efforts were in place to probe the incident and three distinct 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.

Relations between Islamabad and Kabul have been tense in recent years, with both countries accusing each other of not doing enough to tackle Pakistani and Afghan Taliban militants

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