|Date of birth
|Ex Ambassador to Pakistan Islamabad
|History and Biodata
1. Former Afghan Ambassador to Islamabad:
Alikhil, who is presently serving as Afghan ambassador to Turkmenistan, replaced Atif Mashal, who had resigned over several reasons, including to “pursue higher education.”
Afghanistan has appointed non-career diplomats as ambassadors on political basis to Pakistan over the past 10 years.
Known personalities who have served as Afghan envoys Umar Daudzai, Janan Mosazai, Dr Omar Zakhilwal and Atif Mashal.
Kabul had also appointed several career diplomats after Pakistan withdrew recognition to the Taliban government in 2001 and handed over the Taliban ambassador Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef to the US authorities. Zaeef wrote in his books that he was handed over to the US military at Peshawar airport and was later shifted to Guantanamo.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan states said that on July 16, 2021, the 26 year old daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Islamabad Silsila Alikhil, was abducted for several hours. Silsila Alikhil went to Blue Area to purchase a gift for her younger brother.
On Monday July 21, 2021 Pakistan foreign minister Mahmoud Qureshi, National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf, and Inspector General of Police of Islamabad briefed media and apparently denied the Afghan envoy daughter’s allegation of being abducted.
IGP Qazi Jameelur Rehman regarding his investigation conducted said, Selsela Alikhel had changed four taxis to different locations in Islamabad and was alone during her commute. He furthered, Selsela was using the internet during her time in taxis and was ultimately dropped F-9 where the Afghan embassy is located.(20210721)
Najibullah Alikhail is fluent in Dari, Pashto, English and Russian.
Since March 2016, he has been Director General of Security Cooperation and Border Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He served as the Afghan Ambassador to Hungary and non-resident Ambassador to Croatia, Romania and Bosnia-Herzegovina from 2012 to 2015.
From 2010 to 2012 he was Director General of the Second Political Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Middle East and Africa, Iran and Turkey.
Within 2004-2008, he served as the First Secretary for Political Affairs of the Embassy and Permanent mission of Afghanistan in Vienna, Deputy Head of Mission to OSCE, delegate to UNODC, IAEA, and CTBTO.
Ambassador Alikhil served as Director General of Economic Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Before that, he was Director General of the First Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for South, East and South-East Asia from 1994 to 1996.