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No, This Isn't Afghan Ambassador's Daughter Who Was 'Kidnapped' in Pak

The photo used is of Gul Chahat, a transgender Pakistani Tik Tok star and not the Afghan ambassador's daughter.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>The picture used is of a transgender Tik Tok star, Gul Chahat and not of&nbsp;daughter of <a href="https://www.thequint.com/topic/afghanistan">Afghanistan</a>'s ambassador to <a href="https://www.thequint.com/topic/pakistan">Pakistan</a>.</p></div>
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A photograph of an injured woman is being shared on social media platforms, claiming that she is the daughter of Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan, Najibullah Alikhil.

The claim comes after the ambassador's daughter, Silsila Alikhil, was abducted on her way home and tortured by unknown persons on 16 July, as per a statement issued by Afghanistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

However, we found that the person in the photograph is not Silsila Alikhil. The picture used is of Gul Chahat, a transgender Tik Tok star from Pakistan. Chahat uploaded the photo to her Facebook page after apparently getting into a fight with one Shoaib.

CLAIM

Social media users have shared the injured woman's photo with text that reads

"Daughter of Afghan ambassador who was kidnapped from Jinnah Super, Islamabad and thrown away after 6 hours near Tehzeeb Bakery, Blue Area Islamabad, badly tortured."

<div class="paragraphs"><p>The archived version of this tweet can be accessed <a href="https://archive.is/5UOVB">here</a>.</p></div>

The archived version of this tweet can be accessed here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

More claims across Facebook and Twitter can be seen here, here, here and here.

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WHAT WE FOUND

Under one of the claims, we found several Twitter users stating that the person in the photograph was not the Ambassador's daughter. Users identified her as Gul Chahat, a Tik Tok star from Pakistan.

We looked for Gul Chahat's social media handles and found a Facebook post dated 16 July 2021, carrying two photos, one of which was used in the claim.

No, This Isn't Afghan Ambassador's Daughter Who Was 'Kidnapped' in Pak

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

Further, we also found a video uploaded to a channel called 'Gull Chahat Official' with over 4,800 subscribers. In this video, Chahat speaks directly to the camera in Pashto, and appears exactly the way she does in the photos shared.

In the video, she alleges that a man named Shoaib had assaulted her after she made attempts to resolve some issues between them.

Since the posts carrying Gul Chahat's photos were being widely shared, Najibullah Alikhil, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, took to Twitter to set things straight.

Sharing a photo of his daughter, he stated that he was forced to share Silsila Alikhil's photos 'here' because someone else's photos were being incorrectly shared.

No, This Isn't Afghan Ambassador's Daughter Who Was 'Kidnapped' in Pak

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

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Evidently, the picture is being shared with the incorrect claim that it shows Silsila Alikhil, the daughter of Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan. The picture used of a Pakistani Tik Tok star, Gul Chahat.

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