Islamabad: The family of a retired Pakistan Army officer who went missing in Nepal has told police that he may have been kidnapped by "enemy spy agencies", an apparent reference to Indian intelligence agencies.
Lt Col (Rtd) Mohammad Habib went missing soon after he landed in the Nepalese town of Lumbini on Thursday where he was supposed to appear for an interview.
"We suspect that my father has been abducted and enemy spy agencies might be responsible for it," a police official quoted Saad as saying.
"Enemy" word is often used for India in Pakistani security circles.
Nobody has been named in the FIR as police have started initial investigation.
A caller identified as Mark Thompson had reportedly contacted him both via email and telephone for a job interview in Nepal for which he was also provided an air ticket.
Initial probe by security agencies showed that the UK number was computer-generated and the emails and website domains were registered in India, creating an alarm that Indian spies might have tricked the officer.
Foreign Office spokesman Mohammed Nafees Zakari said the ministry had asked authorities in Nepal to look into the disappearance of Habib.
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