Daughter of Afghan envoy abducted, tortured in Pakistan, says Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan’s ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement that Silsila Alikhil, daughter of the Afghan ambassador in Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil, has been released and is currently under medical care.
Afghan ambassador in Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil.(Twitter)
Afghan ambassador in Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil.(Twitter)
Published on Jul 17, 2021 05:20 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan was abducted on Friday and was severely tortured for several hours by unknown individuals on her way home, according to Afghanistan’s ministry of foreign affairs.

The ministry said in a statement that Silsila Alikhil, daughter of the Afghan ambassador in Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil, has been released by the abductors and is currently under medical care.

The Afghan foreign ministry said it "strongly condemns this heinous act and expresses its deep concern over the safety and security of diplomats, their families, and staff members of the Afghan political and consular missions in Pakistan."

The ministry called on the Pakistan government to take immediate actions to ensure the security of the Afghan embassy and consulates as well as immunity of the diplomats and their families in accordance with international treaties and conventions.

"While the Afghan ministry of foreign affairs is following the matter with the ministry of foreign affairs of Pakistan, we urge the Pakistani government to identify and prosecute the perpetrators at the soonest time possible," it added.

The Afghan foreign ministry summoned Pakistan's ambassador Mansoor Ahmad Khan this afternoon and lodged a strong protest about the "grave incident."

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