Afghanistan recalls Pakistan envoy over 'security threats'

World Monday 19/July/2021 07:46 AM
By: DW
Afghanistan recalls Pakistan envoy over 'security threats'
Afghanistan's President Ghani has recently met Pakistani Prime Minister Khan in Uzbekistan

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has instructed the withdrawal of Najib Alikhil from Islamabad along with all senior diplomats.

This comes after the 26-year-old daughter of the ambassador, Silsila Alikhil, was allegedly kidnapped on Friday evening while in her rented vehicle in Islamabad. She was tortured for several hours.

Silsila suffered blows to her head, had rope marks on her wrists and legs and was badly beaten. Her father said the young woman "escaped" and "feels better now."

He said the authorities of both Afghanistan and Pakistan were concerned by the "inhuman attack."

In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Afghan envoy was recalled from Pakistan until all security threats are addressed including the arrest and trial of the perpetrators.