Afghanistan ambassador’s daughter kidnapping case to be solved in 72 hours: Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that the kidnapping case of Afghanistan ambassador’s daughter is expected to be solved within 72 hours, media reported on Sunday .



The interior minister, addressing a news conference Sunday, delved into details of the case. He said that the Afghan ambassador’s daughter had left her home on foot and arrived at a market.

“From the market, she took a taxi to Khadda Market for shopping,” he disclosed. “We were able to know about this with the help of the Safe City Cameras,” he added.

The minister said from Khadda Market, the ambassador’s daughter took another taxi to Rawalpindi.

“We also have a footage of her getting out of a taxi at a Rawalpindi shopping mall,” he added.

Rasheed said she then took a third taxi to arrive at Daman-e-Koh.

“The only gap [in the investigation] that we are facing is that how was she able to arrive at Daman-e-Koh from Rawalpindi,” he added.

The minister said authorities have also interviewed the driver of the third taxi that the ambassador’s daughter used to commute, adding that she could have gone straight to F-6 but chose instead, to go to F-9 area in Islamabad.

Rasheed said the government registered an FIR against the kidnapping at 2:00am in the morning, as per PM Imran Khan’s directives.

The minister said authorities will probe as to how the ambassador’s daughter arrived from Rawalpindi to Daman-e-Koh and hopefully by evening today, more missing links of the case can be put together to provide a clearer picture.

He accused India of playing up the kidnapping of the ambassador’s daughter to malign Pakistan.

“We will present the entire, true picture in front of the world,” he said, adding that Pakistan’s importance in the region has shot up due to PM Khan’s popular foreign policy moves.

“After PM Khan’s ‘absolutely not’ stance received immense popularity both in Pakistan and abroad, India is not letting go of any opportunity to increase its propaganda against Pakistan,” he added.

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