Afghanistan recalls Ambassador from Pakistan after abduction episode
Kabul: The Afghanistan government has called back its Ambassador to Pakistan after the reported abduction and assault of Ambassador's daughter in Islamabad.
Pakistan called the decision by Afghanistan as "unfortunate and regrettable."
Foreign Office, in a statement, said, "The reported abduction and assault of Ambassador's daughter in Islamabad is being investigated and followed-up at the highest level on the instructions of the Prime Minister. The security of the Ambassador, his family and personnel of the Embassy and Consulates of Afghanistan in Pakistan has been further beefed up".
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Silsila Alikhil, the daughter of Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Najib Alikhil, was abducted on Friday and tortured by unknown assailants.
Afghanistan’s Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Twitter, "The abduction of Afgh ambassador’s daughter & her subsequent torture has wounded the psyche of our nation. Our national psyche has been tortured".
However, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed claimed that the daughter of the Afghan envoy to Pakistan was not abducted.
He termed it a part of an international conspiracy against Pakistan in collaboration with The Indian intelligence agency RAW.