Kabul says efforts underway to locate disappeared Pakistanis

Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan on Sunday reaffirmed its commitment to locate the missing two officials of Pakistan’s Jalalabad consulate general, who went missing on Friday, as they commuted to Pakistan via road; an official 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. 

Foreign office (FO) said, “The matter has been raised with the relevant Afghan authorities for their safety and recovery, at the earliest.” 

We are in constant touch with the Afghan authorities, FO concluded. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan government on Saturday opened for transit and trade, rather than pedestrian crossings, the Kharlachi crossing; an official statement said.

FO stated, “The crossing is meant for facilitation of trade and transit vehicles, only.”

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