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MoFA Summons Pakistani Ambassador to Kabul

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KABUL – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Kabul Mr. Mansoor Ahmad Khan this afternoon, and lodged a strong protest over the abduction of the daughter of Afghanistan's Ambassador to Islamabad.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked Mr. Khan to convey the strong protest and deep concerns of the Government of Afghanistan to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government of Pakistan about this grave incident. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs explicitly called on the Pakistani government to take immediate action to identify and punish the perpetrators of this crime and ensure the full security and immunity of Afghan diplomats and their families in accordance with international conventions.

Ms. Silsila Alikhil was abducted for several hours in Islamabad on Friday, the 16th of July, and was released after being tortured.