- publish: 13 February 2016
- time: 9:40 pm
- category: Politics
- No: 3390
Afghanistan asks Pakistan to take immediate actions to release ex-Afghan governor
Afghanistan has urged Pakistan to take immediate actions for releasing the Afghan diplomat and former governor Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Islamabad on Friday.
“The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan expresses its grave concern in connection with the kidnapping of Mr. Sayed Fazalullah Wahidi former governor of Herat Province, which took place yesterday afternoon in Islamabad, Pakistan,” states a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday.
“Given the fact that Mr. Wahidi was kidnapped in Pakistan, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan wants the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to take immediate and serious action through its security agencies using all possibilities in identifying the kidnappers and to release of Mr. Wahidi.”
Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal has said that has been given assurance by Pakistani officials that the issue would be followed with utmost seriousness.
Wahidi was with his grandson at a busy market place when gunmen abducted him.
He had arrived in Islamabad along with his family for acquiring visas to UK from the British Embassy.
Wahidi has served as the governor for eastern Kunar and western Herat provinces of Afghanistan.
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. Khaama press wrote.
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