Pakistan

PESHAWAR – The brothers and nephew of Afghanistan’s Kunar province’s ‘abducted’ Deputy Governor Qazi Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi have also gone missing, diplomatic circles confirmed on Tuesday.

The two brothers were picked up from Peshawar and Chitral, respectively.

The Afghan diplomatic sources told Pakistan Today that Habib Ullah, Qazi Nabi’s brother, had lodged the First Information Report (FIR) with the police station when the governor went missing.

The unidentified men also picked up the missing deputy governor’s another brother, Yaqoob Khan, and his nephew, from their home.

Before boarding a vehicle, Yaqoob Khan and his son were blind-folded.

The diplomats said that they have lodged a formal plea with the host authorities through the Foreign Office. The officials in the Foreign Office have assured early recovery of all four disappeared persons.

Unidentified gunmen had abducted Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi in Dabgari area of Peshawar on Friday – a day after he had arrived in the city for an appointment with a doctor.

Ahmadi’s abduction was confirmed by officers at the Shah Qabool police station. They said they were trying to locate the governor.