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Two Pakistani consulate officials missing in Afghanistan, says Foreign Office

Islamabad, June 19:-- Pakistan on Sunday said two of its consulate officials have gone missing in  Afghanistan.

 

The Pakistan government said they have been missing since June 16.

 

"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," Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

 

"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," it said.

 

Full statement issued by  Ministry of Foreign Affairs is given below:

 

"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 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.

 

We are in constant touch with the Afghan authorities."

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