Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said on Sunday that the incident with the daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan was not a ‘kidnapping’ at all.
Afghan ambassadors and diplomats recalled from Pakistan (file photo)
Pakistan has termed as “unfortunate and regrettable” the Afghan government’s decision to recall its ambassador and other senior diplomats from Islamabad following the alleged abduction and harassment of the daughter of the Afghan ambassador. Appealed to reconsider this decision.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office said in a statement issued on Sunday night that the alleged abduction and torture of the 26-year-old daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil was being investigated and the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan The matter is being monitored at the highest level on the instructions of
Government should reconsider the decision
“The decision of the Government of Afghanistan to withdraw its ambassador and senior diplomats from Pakistan is unfortunate and regrettable,” the Foreign Office said. He said that the security of the Ambassador, his family and the personnel of the Embassy and Consulate General of Afghanistan in Pakistan has been further tightened.
The Foreign Secretary of Pakistan met the Afghan envoy on Sunday and briefed him about the steps taken by the government for the security of the diplomats and assured full cooperation. “We hope that the Afghan government will reconsider its decision,” the statement said.
Alikhil’s daughter Silsila Alikhil was kidnapped, tortured and ‘beaten’ by unidentified men in Islamabad on Friday. Silsila was kidnapped when she was going somewhere in a hired vehicle. He was held hostage for several hours before being freed. Silsila was found in the capital’s F-9 Park area and had bruises on her body.
an international conspiracy to defame
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid, in an interview to private television channel ‘Geo News’, said Silsila was not abducted and alleged that an ‘international gang’ used the incident to ‘defame’ Pakistan. has been accomplished. Earlier in the day, Rasheed had claimed that Pakistan would arrest the kidnappers soon. He had also told that the police has registered an FIR in this matter. The minister had said, ‘It is a matter of top priority. The Prime Minister has directed to solve it and arrest the culprits.
Meanwhile, Silsila said in a statement to the police that she had gone to buy a gift and had hired a taxi. While returning, the taxi driver took the vehicle to the side of the road after traveling for five minutes. At the same time another person came and started shouting at them and after that he started beating them. The ambassador’s daughter said, ‘I fainted in fear.’
War of words continues between Islamabad and Kabul
Silsila said that upon regaining consciousness, she found herself in a ‘dirty place’. He then took a taxi to a nearby park and from there called up his father’s colleague, who took him home. The kidnapping comes at a time when the war of words between Islamabad and Kabul continues due to Pakistan’s alleged support to the Taliban.
Western forces, including the US, have started withdrawing their forces from Afghanistan, due to which Taliban attacks have increased in the country. In a statement issued on Saturday, Afghanistan had demanded Pakistan to “identify the perpetrators at the earliest and prosecute them”.
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