“Mindful of this that Mr. Wahidi is a prominent personality of Afghanistan and this incident took place in a peaceful area and capital of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan asks the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to take immediate and strict measures and use all of its resources in identifying the kidnapping group and the release of Mr. Wahidi.” Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai told Sayed Ibrar Hussain, according to Foreign Ministry’s press release.
Islamabad police say they have made progress the case and that Wahidi would be recovered soon.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali was told in a meeting over the development in the case on Saturday that law enforcers had achieved a key breakthrough.
Wahidi who had visited Islamabad along with his family for acquiring visas to UK from the British Embassy was shopping at a market place when unknown gunmen abducted him on Friday.
He has served as the governor of eastern Kunar and western Herat provinces of Afghanistan. -KP