Afghan ambassador’s daughter ‘assaulted’ in Islamabad, probe launched
ISLAMABAD: The Afghan ambassador, Najeebullah Alikhail’s daughter was ‘assaulted’ and manhandled in the federal capital on Saturday, the foreign office said in a statement.
“Immediately after this disturbing incident was reported, the Islamabad Police launched a thorough investigation.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant security authorities are closely in contact with the Ambassador and his family and extending full support in the matter,” the Foreign Office said.
It said the security of the ambassador and his family had been beefed up, adding that law enforcement agencies were “trying to trace and apprehend the culprits to be brought to justice”.
It is reiterated that the safety and security of the diplomatic missions, as well as the diplomats and their families, is of utmost importance. Such incidents can and will not be tolerated.”
Shortly after the statement was issued, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed him to utilise all resources to apprehend those involved in the “kidnapping” of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter.