MOFA: Afghan Ambassador and Senior Diplomats to Islamabad Called Back to Kabul




Following the Abduction of Silsila Alikhail, daughter of Najibullah Alikhail, Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan, now the foreign ministry of Afghanistan says that all diplomatic mission staff has been recalled back from Pakistan, and the Afghan president has ordered to abandon the mission in Islamabad.


According to a newsletter released by the foreign ministry of Afghanistan: “Following the abduction of the Afghan Ambassador’s daughter in Pakistan, the Leadership of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan called back Afghanistan’s Ambassador and senior diplomats from Pakistan until all security threats are addressed including the arrest and trial of the perpetrators of abduction.”


The foreign ministry says that Afghanistan would investigate the abduction case with the Pakistani officials, and soon a delegation would be deployed to Islamabad to follow this issue. The newsletter also states: “An Afghan delegation will visit Pakistan soon to assess and follow up on the case and all related matters; subsequent actions will follow based on the findings.”


Meanwhile, the Afghan vice president Amrullah Saleh said in his recent tweet that the Afghan president had made this decision, and the foreign ministry has been ordered for implementation of this decision. Amrullah Saleh said: “President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani instructed the foreign ministry of Afghanistan to call back our ambassador from Islamabad along with all senior diplomats. The abduction of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter & her subsequent torture has wounded our nation’s psyche. Our national psyche has been tortured.”


Today, dozens of Afghan citizens, civil activists, and politicians gathered in front of the Pakistan embassy in Kabul. They urged the Afghan government to shut down the diplomatic mission of Pakistan in Afghanistan, as the country is supporting terrorist groups. Meanwhile, the protesters demanded the Afghan government to call back the Afghan diplomatic mission from Pakistan immediately. the Afghan government has made this decision when tensions between Kabul and Islamabad have increased.


Pakistan is accused of sending troops and support to the Taliban, but Pakistan prime minister believes that such an issue can make the tensions more high and high.