Pakistan issues warning for its citizens in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD - The government of Pakistan has issued a warning to its citizens working in Afghanistan or willing to travel, regarding the possible kidnapping risk, Khaama Press has reported.
“Pakistani nationals in Afghanistan are cautioned to exercise extreme vigilance as off-late senior professionals working in different fields have been kidnapped,” according to a travel advisory issued by the ministry of foreign affairs of Pakistan.
The statement further adds that Pakistanis either considering employment positions or currently working in Afghanistan must take into consideration their personal safety and well being before accepting employment or continuing their residency in Afghanistan.
“Pakistanis residing in Afghanistan are also advised to register with the Embassy online via Embassy’s website on the prescribed forms (www.pakembassykabul.com) and to contact at the following numbers/email address in case of any emergency,” the advisory reads.
This comes as a Pakistani engineer who was kidnapped from eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan has been recovered, it has been reported.
Malik Faiz Ahmad, originally a resident of Rawalpindi, was abducted by unknown individuals from Jalalabad-Torkham highway late in August.
According to the local media reports, Ahmad was recovered by the Pakistani military and was returned to his family.
Ahmad’s son Farhan has said his father was first brought to Peshawar city and he was then brought home to Rawalpindi city.
The circumstances surrounding the release of Ahmad have not been ascertained so far and it is yet not clear who was behind his abduction.