Afghanistan authorities says Silsila Alikhil was kidnapped in Islamabad, Pakistan and ‘severely tortured’ by unknown assailants.
The daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan was briefly kidnapped by unknown assailants who left her with accidents and cord marks, officers and a hospital report have mentioned.
Silsila Alikhil, the daughter of Ambassador Najib Alikhil, was on her method house on Friday when she was kidnapped and “severely tortured”, the Afghan overseas ministry mentioned in an announcement on Saturday, with out giving extra particulars of the kidnapping in Islamabad.
“After being launched from the abductors’ captivity, Ms Alikhil is beneath medical care on the hospital,” the assertion added, urging an investigation and safety for Afghan diplomats.
A medical examination report, shared on social media and confirmed by the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences state hospital the place Alikhil was handled, mentioned she was admitted with swelling and cord marks on the wrists and ankles.
The report gave her age as 26, mentioned she was held for greater than 5 hours and in addition famous she had some swelling within the mind’s rear occipital area.
Amid widespread consternation over the case in each nations, Afghan authorities summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul to lodge a proper grievance.
In an announcement, Afghanistan’s overseas ministry mentioned it “strongly condemns this heinous act and expresses its deep concern over the protection and safety of diplomats, their households, and workers members of the Afghan political and consular missions in Pakistan”.
Pakistan’s overseas ministry mentioned in an announcement that the Afghan embassy had knowledgeable it Alikhil was assaulted whereas using in a rented car.
Police have been investigating the “disturbing incident” and safety had been tightened for the ambassador and his household, it mentioned.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan wished the matter handled as high precedence and the culprits caught inside 48 hours, Inside Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed mentioned.
Neighbours Pakistan and Afghanistan have lengthy had frosty ties.
Kabul accuses Pakistan of permitting protected havens for Taliban fighters, whereas Islamabad accuses Kabul of permitting the armed group to make use of their territory to hold out assaults in Pakistan.
Each deny the costs.