TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan Mashallah Shakeri said Pakistan has arrested suspects that may have been engaged in kidnapping Iran’s commercial attaché to Pakistan Heshmatollah Attarzadeh Niaki. Pakistani police is interrogating the suspects to find the place of Iranian diplomat, he said, the Iranian students news agency reported.
Iran’s commercial attaché to Pakistan was abducted by gunmen and taken to an unknown place on Thursday while on his way to Tehran’s consulate in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
His driver was also murdered during the attack.
Pakistan has called the kidnapped a terrorist measure targeting Iran-Pakistan friendly ties.
Also Pakistani North-West Frontier Province Governor Ahmed Ghani said police have strengthened security in Peshawar to find the missing Iranian diplomat.
The terrorist action was heavily condemned by Tehran and Pakistani charge d’affaires was summoned to Iran’s Foreign Ministry following the attack.
Meanwhile Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said Iran’s head consulate and embassy in Pakistan are pursuing the issue actively and “we hope Pakistani officials could apprehend the attack’s agents and release the diplomat soon.