Bagdad:A Pakistani diplomat missing in Baghdad has made contact with his embassy to say he was kidnapped, Pakistani officials said Sunday.
In Islamabad, Pakistan’s information minister made an appeal on state television for the release of the diplomat, Malik Muhammad Jaweed.
Mr. Jaweed disappeared about 8 p.m. Saturday, police officials in Baghdad said. Pakistani officials said Sunday that Mr. Jaweed had called the embassy to say he had been kidnapped, but had not been harmed, The Associated Press reported.
Pakistan has no troops or peacekeepers in Iraq. Last July, two Pakistanis working for a Kuwaiti company were kidnapped and beheaded by insurgents. (nytimes)