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Two Pakistani Diplomats Go Missing in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar

(Last Updated On: June 18, 2017 3:19 pm)

Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on Sunday confirmed two officials of its Consulate General are missing in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

According to a press statement issued by the ministry, the two officials have been missing since Friday June 16th.

The diplomats were on their way to Pakistan by road when they were disappeared, the statement noted.

“The matter has been raised with the relevant Afghan authorities for their safety and recovery, at the earliest,” the statement said.

“The Afghan authorities have informed that all efforts were in hand 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,” the statement added. 

Ataullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman said that the diplomats were traveling to Peshawar on Friday morning and were disappeared en route to Jalalabad- Torkham road. 

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