Kabul calls back ambassador, senior diplomats from Islamabad over 'security threats'

By: News Desk      Published: 10:57 PM, 18 Jul, 2021
Kabul calls back ambassador, senior diplomats from Islamabad over 'security threats'

The Afghan foreign ministry said on Sunday that Kabul called back its ambassador and senior diplomats from Islamabad over ‘security threats’ after the alleged abduction of top envoy’s daughter, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported.  

In a statement it said: "Following the abduction of the Afghan ambassador's daughter in Pakistan, the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan called back Afghanistan's ambassador and senior diplomats from Pakistan until all security threats are addressed including the arrest and trial of the perpetrators of abduction.”

An Afghan delegation will visit Pakistan to assess the situation, the statement added.

As a few details have been released about the incident, the Afghan ministry said Ambassador Najibullah Alikhil’s daughter Silsila Alikhil was abducted for several hours on Friday by unknown individuals and "severely tortured" when she was on her way home in Islamabad.

 She was returning home in the afternoon in a taxi after visiting Blue Area when, according to her, the tragedy took place. Prime Minister Imran Khan issued directives for the arrest of culprits with 48 hours, followed by Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed’s promise to take the case to a logical end.