The Foreign Office (FO) on Saturday confirmed that a former army officer, Lt Col Mohammad Habib Zahir, has gone missing in Nepal.

"Col (retd) Habib has been missing since April 6 from the district of Rupandehi in Nepal," said FO spokesperson Nafees Zakaria.

The spokesperson added that the matter has been raised with the Nepalese government and the Pakistani embassy in Nepal is in contact with the local authorities.

The FO is also in contact with Zahir's family members and they had initially reported him missing, added Zakaria.

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