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Efforts afoot to apprehend culprits involved in man-handling of Afghan ambassador’s daughter: FO

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Office has said that the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are trying to trace and apprehend the culprits involved in the man-handling of the daughter of the Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhel, assuring that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.

Responding to media queries regarding the man-handling of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said on Saturday that as reported to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Embassy of Afghanistan in Islamabad, the daughter of the ambassador Silsila Alikhil was assaulted on July 16 while riding a rented vehicle.

The Spokesperson said that immediately after this disturbing incident was reported, the Islamabad Police launched a thorough investigation.

Chaudhri said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant security authorities are closely in contact with the Afghan ambassador and his family and extending full support in the matter.

The Foreign Office Spokesperson said that the security of the Afghan ambassador and his family has been beefed up while LEAs are 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,” the Spokesperson said.

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