Afghan envoy’s daughter staged abduction drama, police probe finds
The police in Islamabad have concluded their probe into the ‘abduction’ of the daughter of the Afghan ambassador from the federal capital, saying the girl staged a ‘kidnapping drama’, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The police said the Afghan ambassador and his daughter did not cooperate with the investigation. When they were called to the police station for investigation, they had already left Pakistan without informing them, the police added.
The police said the girl’s lies had misled the investigation agencies and the police. The police was of the view that a case could be registered against the girl for telling lies and false statement.
The police in the process of their investigation recorded statements of 11 witnesses including four taxi drivers, a shopkeeper, owner of juice shop and ice-cream seller.
The police freed the four taxi drivers after recording their statements and interrogation.
The mobile phone of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter has been sent to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for forensic analysis.
Talking to reporters in Multan on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said that Pakistan has reached the bottom of the Afghan ambassador daughter’s abduction case and wanted cooperation from both the envoy and his daughter in this regard.
The foreign minister said that the investigation team had examined the footage of Silsila Alikhil’s movement for an extensive 700 hours and reached the bottom of the case. He held that Pakistan wanted that the case would reach its logical conclusion. He said that Inspector General Police presented the whole route taken by the envoy’s daughter. He stated that all four cab drivers who were hired by her on the day of the “incident” were interrogated.
Qureshi said that the government of Pakistan needed the cooperation of Afghan Ambassador Najibullah Alikhil and his daughter Silsila Alikhil. He said that we did not want our enemies to use the propaganda of this incident against us. “I called the Afghan foreign minister and assured him of full cooperation,” Qureshi maintained.
He stated that despite trading of harsh words, Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Tashkent.
Reporter Saghir Chaudhry