An official of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has gone missing from the Ramna neighbourhood of Islamabad, it emerged on Saturday.
Superintendent of police (SP) Tahir Khan, who was deployed in the Peshawar rural zone, had left his residence in the capital for a walk on Friday evening but did not return home, police said.
Khan's family members have expressed the fear that he may have been abducted. His mobile phone is also currently powered off, federal police officials said.
Senior Superintendent Police (operations) Mohammad Amin Bukhari told DawnNewsTV police teams have been constituted to look for SP Khan.
"It cannot be said at this point whether he was kidnapped or he met an accident," SSP Bukhari said.
Meanwhile, the head of Peshawar city police said the missing SP had been on a short leave, and had travelled to Islamabad in connection with personal matters.
Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Qazi Jamilur Rehman confirmed that the police were unable to contact SP Khan as his number was switched off.
"It would be premature to comment on his disappearance, although [we] are in constant touch with Islamabad police to know the facts," he said.