Afghan investigators to visit Islamabad, says Qureshi

By: News Desk      Published: 10:59 PM, 19 Jul, 2021
Afghan investigators to visit Islamabad, says Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Afghanistan will send its team to Pakistan for digging into the alleged abduction of Afghan Ambassador Najibullah Alikhil’s daughter Silsila Alikhil in Islamabad, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported on Monday.

Addressing a press conference, he said Islamabad will leave no stone unturned to bring to book the culprits. Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the matter, he added. Qureshi said he contacted his Afghan counterpart M Haneef Atmar over Afghanistan's decision to call back ambassador and senior diplomats from Pakistan.

"We won't hide fact. We want the world   he said 't want to conceal any He said 

In a statement on Sunday, the Afghan foreign ministry said that following the 'abduction' of Silsila, Kabul called back ambassador and senior diplomats from Islamabad until all 'security threats' are addressed including the arrest and trial of the perpetrators.

Earlier in a telephonic conversation, the Pak foreign minister assured his Afghan counterpart of nailing the persons involved in the crime at the earliest.

Qureshi apprised his Afghan counterpart of the actions taken so far by the lawmen and stepped up security of the Afghan embassy and consulate.

The Afghan foreign minister thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking personal interest in the investigation and praised Qureshi's efforts for stepping up security of the Afghan diplomats.

Reportedly, Silsila was returning home from a market when she was kidnapped, tortured and abandoned on Friday. Taking notice of the incident, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday ordered officials concerned to put the accused kidnappers behind the bars within 48 hours.