ISLAMABAD, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan confirmed on Sunday that two officials from its consulate in Afghanistan have gone missing since Friday.
The Foreign Ministry said the officials have gone missing 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 ministry's spokesman 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, he further said.
"Pakistan has requested the Afghan Government that all efforts may be made to ensure early recovery of our officials," he said.
Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal has earlier confirmed the incident.
"Yes, I am aware of it and so are our relevant institutions. They are searching for the missing officials," Zakhilwal told Xinhua.