India said on Thursday that the abduction of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter in Islamabad last week was a “very shocking” incident, and that Pakistan’s denial of the victim’s account had “fallen to a new low”. Last Friday, Silsila Alikhil, the 26-year-old daughter of Najibullah Alikhil, the Afghan ambassador, was abducted by unidentified men in Islamabad and held for several hours.
“This is a very shocking incident,” Foreign Ministry (MEA) spokesman Arindam Bagchi said at a press conference, noting that this is an issue involving Afghanistan and Pakistan. “However, since the Pakistani Interior Minister dragged India away, I just want to say that even by his standards, Pakistan’s denial of victims’ accounts has fallen to a new low,” he said.
Bachi is answering questions about the incident. He said: “Regarding the security of the High Commission of India and our staff in Pakistan, I do not want to discuss specific measures related to security.” Pakistani Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid reiterated the police statement Tuesday that Alikhil is not the case in the incident.
After two days, the Afghan government withdrew its ambassador and high-ranking diplomats from Islamabad because they were concerned for your safety.