A former Pakistani diplomat’s daughter has been murdered in Islamabad, based on a media report on Wednesday, simply days after a serious diplomatic row broke out between Pakistan and Afghanistan over the alleged abduction of the daughter of Afghanistan’s Ambassador in Islamabad.
Noor Mukadam, 27, daughter of Shaukat Mukadam, was discovered lifeless within the capital’s upscale Sector F-7/4 space on Tuesday, Daybreak newspaper reported. Mukadam has previously served as Pakistan’s ambassador to South Korea and Kazakhstan.
Noor Mukadam was killed after being shot at, the each day quoted the police as saying.
A pal of Noor has been arrested in connection to the homicide, police mentioned.
“A person named Zahir Jaffer, who was allegedly concerned within the homicide, was arrested on the spot and brought to the police station,” Samaa TV quoted the Islamabad police as saying.
The killing comes as a storm brews over the protection of diplomatic missions and its personnel in Pakistan.
On July 16, Silsila Alikhil, the 26-year-old daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil, was briefly kidnapped from Islamabad and tortured, the Afghanistan International workplace mentioned in a press release final week.
The incident triggered a serious diplomatic row between the 2 neighbouring nations, that are dealing with the resurgence of the Taliban because the US and NATO attain the ultimate section of their troop pull-out operation.
Pakistan has stoutly denied the allegations made by Afghanistan, saying the police in Islamabad have discovered no supporting proof of the alleged abduction.