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Afghanistan again criticises Pak minister over abduction of envoy’s daughter | World News


Afghanistan has reiterated its deep concern over Pakistan inside minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed’s claims that there isn’t a proof the Afghan envoy’s daughter was kidnapped and assaulted in Islamabad, saying they may result in higher distrust between the 2 nations.

Selsela Alikhil, the 26-year-old daughter of Afghan ambassador Najibullah Alikhil, was kidnapped, held for nearly 5 hours and assaulted by unidentified males in Islamabad on July 16. Two days later, the Afghan authorities recalled its envoy and senior diplomats from Islamabad over safety considerations.

Ahmed, who’s near Pakistan’s navy institution, informed a information convention on Tuesday that an investigation into the incident had discovered no proof of an abduction.

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“There is no case of kidnapping,” Ahmed stated. He had earlier described the incident as a “conspiracy” linked to India’s exterior intelligence company.

The Afghan international ministry reiterated its concern at Ahmed’s remarks in a press release issued on Wednesday. Afghan international minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar had earlier conveyed related considerations in a cellphone name along with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs once again expresses deep concern over the continuation of unprofessional remarks by Pakistan’s Interior Minister regarding the abduction of the daughter of our Ambassador in Islamabad,” the assertion stated.

“While the investigation process has not been concluded and the perpetrators have not been arrested, the continuation of unilateral statements and unprofessional prejudgments will call the transparency of the investigation into question and result in increased mistrust,” it added.

The assertion identified that hospital stories had “endorsed the mental and physical torture” of Selsela Alikhil. “We expect unprofessional prejudgements to be avoided before the investigation comes to an end. Instead, we urge that all efforts should be geared towards obtaining evidence and completing the probe, as well as arresting and prosecuting the perpetrators,” it stated.

The Afghan international ministry stated it’s dedicated to full cooperation within the investigation course of by means of the collaboration of delegations from either side. “We hope to see the reasons behind the incident, and the investigation results soon finalised and announced based on the findings of the investigating teams of the two countries,” it added.

Ahmed had additionally stated on Tuesday that the incident was getting used as a solution to “defame” Pakistan.

He added, “Pakistan will not back down from this case, even though there is a huge difference between her (claim) and our findings.”

As preventing raged in Afghanistan with the Taliban, a battle of phrases erupted final week and vp Amrullah Saleh accused the Pakistani navy of offering “close air support to Taliban in certain areas”.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has accused Pakistan of failing to stop the inflow of 10,000 terrorists and of not doing sufficient to nudge the Taliban to affix peace talks to discover a political settlement.

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