Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in a press release on Thursday said that due investigations show that the daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Islamabad, Selsila Alikhel has been abducted and then tortured physically and mentally in Islamabad.

Medical reports and relevant pieces of evidence indicate that Selsila Alikhel was manhandled and then tortured on July the 17th.

Afghan ambassador to Islamabad Najib Alikhel had filed a petition over his daughter’s abduction in the Pakistani capital the following day.

The statement further reads that based on medical reports and other pieces of evidence a crime of this type can never be justified and the Pakistani government is obliged to provide diplomats and their family security based on international conventions.

Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated that the Pakistani government must expedite its investigations and bring the culprits to justice.

The MoFA is set to send a delegation to Pakistani to conduct a joint investigation on the case and share relevant information and pieces of evidence regarding the case.

The statement further reads that the investigations have not been complete yet and premature judgments concerning the incident can harm the feelings of Afghan people and may create skepticism about the transparency of the investigations.

Pakistan Minister of Interior Affair had earlier said that Selsila has not been kidnapped and accused the Indian spying agency of defaming Pakistan and harming bilateral relations with Afghanistan.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.