Tariq Azizuddin, the Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan, has gone missing, presumably kidnapped by the Taliban and held hostage for a prisoner exchange with captured leader Mullah Mansoor Dadullah. However, the Taliban have also issued denials in the Urdu press. The situation is far from clear. Karzai and Musharraf are in contact. For all that that is worth.
Ambassador Azizuddin was in a car traveling towards the Torkham border.
Pakistan Foreign Office has coordinated a jirga (a gathering of local tribal chiefs and luminaries) to help negotiate for Ambasador Azizuddin's return.
We certainly hope he is reunited safely and soon with his family.