Islamabad (Web Desk): Two Pakistan's Consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan have reportedly gone missing on their journey to Pakistan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a press statement on Sunday that the officials have been missing since June 16 while they were commuting to Pakistan by road.
According to the Foreign Office (FO), the officials, identified as Jan Khan and Muhammad Ejaz have neither crossed over to Pakistan nor are they reachable on their mobile phones.
The FO informed, the government is in constant touch with Afghanistan authorities over the matter.
The press statement reads, “The Afghan authorities have informed that all efforts are in hand to probe the incident and three distinct investigating groups have been constituted to ensure safe recovery of the officials.”
The Foreign Office stated, Pakistan has requested the Afghan Government to ensure the early recovery of the officials and bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.
According to details, Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province, is a busy trading hub about 70 kilometres from the main border crossing with Pakistan, from which landlocked Afghanistan imports much of its goods.
In recent years, Daesh has also established a presence in Nangarhar province that is already home to various militant groups, including Pakistani and Afghan Taliban.