An Afghan province’s Deputy Governor, Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi, was “abducted” from Peshawar on Friday, Afghan Consul General Moin Mrastyal said on Saturday, though Pakistani law enforcement agencies said they had no information on the incident.
According to the Afghan diplomat, Ahmadi, the deputy governor of Afghanistan’s Kunar province, was abducted from Peshawar’s Dabgar area. He had been in Peshawar for treatment of a medical ailment.
His abduction had first been reported by an Afghan news agency and confirmed by the Afghan consul general on Saturday. The envoy said he had been approached by Ahmadi’s family with news of his abduction.
However, no confirmation of the incident has been received from Pakistani security forces. Capital City Police Officer Peshawar Tahir Khan told DawnNews that police has no information regarding the abduction.
Afghan consulate asks FO to locate missing official
The Afghan Consulate has approached the Foreign Office to determine the whereabouts of the missing Afghan deputy governor.
The consulate informed that they have been unable to contact Ahmadi and sought help to locate him, FO spokesman said.
The Foreign Office has directed the relevant departments to trace the missing Afghan deputy governor, he added.