Daughter of Najibullah Alikhel, Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan, was on Thursday kidnapped and tortured by unknown persons for more than five hours before being released. The horrific incident has been confirmed by the Afghanistan foreign ministry on its Twitter handle.
"We condemn this disgraceful act in strongest words & urge Pak to take steps to secure diplomats & their families," the statement added. The 27-year-old Silsila Alikhil was abducted for several hours and severely tortured by unknown individuals on her way home. She is now recovering in hospital, the statement said.
The Afghan government also urged Pakistan to to identify and prosecute the perpetrators at the soonest possible time. It also called for immediate necessary actions to ensure full security of the Afghan embassy and consulates as well as the immunity of the country's diplomats and their families in accordance with international treaties and conventions.