Selsela Alikhel, daughter of Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Najib Alikhel had filed a complaint that she was kidnapped and then tortured in Islamabad but Police in the Pakistani capital said they have found no evidence of the incident being as such.

“Our investigation is almost complete but Selsela’s impression of being manhandled does not match the evidence found”, said top Police chief Qazi Jameelur Rehman.

On Monday, Pakistan foreign minister Mahmoud Qureshi, National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf, and Inspector General of Police of Islamabad briefed media and apparently denied the Afghan envoy daughter’s allegation of being abducted.

IGP Qazi Jameelur Rehman regarding his investigation conducted said, Selsela Alikhel had changed four taxis to different locations in Islamabad and was alone during her commute. He furthered, Selsela was using the internet during her time in taxis and was ultimately dropped F-9 where the Afghan embassy is located.

The NSA Moeed Yusuf expressly reiterated remarks uttered earlier by Pakistani interior minister Sheikh Rasheed. Yusuf too dubbed the incident as a plot by India which was carried out by social media and other pro-India media platforms.

Afghanistan foreign ministry Hanif Atmar in a telephone call with his Pakistani counterpart called the remarks by Rasheed unprofessional and premature which will lead to harm in bilateral relations.

Pakistan has also recalled its ambassador to Kabul for consultation over the incident.


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