Pakistani police try to find missing link in kidnapping Afghan ambassador’s daughter



Pakistani Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid speaks at a press conference on the brief kidnapping of the daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan in Islamabad on July 18, 2021.
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Islamabad: Pakistani police and law enforcement are investigating all aspects of kidnapping of Afghan ambassador’s daughter in Islamabad and perpetrators will soon be arrested, Pakistani Interior Minister Sheikh said on Sunday Rashid.

Ambassador Najibullah Alikhil’s daughter Silsila was kidnapped from the federal capital’s shopping mall on Friday by unidentified people and subjected to torture. The 26-year-old was held for several hours before being released.

While giving details at a press conference, he said the Afghan ambassador’s daughter walked from her home to a market. “From the market, she took a taxi,” he revealed. “We were able to find out with the help of the Safe City cameras.”

“We also have footage of her getting out of a taxi at a shopping center in Rawalpindi,” he added.

Rashid said she then took a third taxi to Daman-e-Koh, a tourist spot in Margalla Hills.

The day before, Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered the police and the LEA to use all resources and apprehend those involved in the kidnapping of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter.

“The only missing link in the investigation is how she reached Daman-e-Koh from Rawalpindi,” he added.

The minister said authorities also questioned the driver of the third taxi that the ambassador’s daughter used to take, adding that she could have gone directly to her residence in Sector F-6 but that instead, she chose to go to F-9 Park in Islamabad.

Rashid said the government registered an FIR against the kidnapping at 2 a.m., in accordance with Imran Khan’s guidelines.

The minister said authorities would investigate how the ambassador’s daughter arrived from Rawalpindi to Daman-e-Koh and hopefully by the evening other missing links in the case may be. be put together to provide a clearer picture.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed to use all resources to apprehend the culprits involved in the temporary kidnapping of the Afghan envoy’s daughter in Islamabad.

Reacting to the incident, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry (FO) said that the police were looking for the culprits behind the “abuse” of the envoy’s daughter.


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