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Afghan envoy’s daughter abducted in Pakistan, tortured, says Afghanistan’s foreign ministry

Kabul: The Afghan government issued a statement on Saturday saying the daughter of its ambassador to Pakistan was kidnapped for a short period of time and was abused by unknown assailants in Islamabad. In the statement, Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry said the daughter of Najibullah Alikhil, the Afghan envoy to Pakistan, was abducted and tortured on her way home to Islamabad.Read also – Remember Danish Siddiqui: India pays tribute to Pulitzer winning photojournalist | ON PICTURES

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan declares with deep regret that the daughter of the Afghan Ambassador to Islamabad, Mrs Silsila Alikhil, was abducted for several hours on 16 July 2021 and severely tortured by unknown individuals on her way home,” he said. the declaration. Read also – Body of Indian Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui Handed over by Taliban to Red Cross: Report

The ministry further added that Alikhil has been released from captivity by the kidnappers and is undergoing medical treatment at a hospital. Read also – Danish Siddiqui and his latest report from war-torn Afghanistan

Copy of the statement here:

However, the MoFA strongly condemned the heinous act and expressed its deep concern for the safety and security of diplomats, their families and employees of the Afghan political and consular missions in Pakistan.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on the Government of Pakistan to take the necessary steps immediately to ensure full security for the Afghan Embassy and Consulates as well as the immunity of the country’s diplomats and their families in accordance with international treaties and conventions. “While the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs is following the case with the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we urge the Pakistani government to identify and prosecute the perpetrators as soon as possible,” the statement added.

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