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Pakistan Journalist Freed in Afghanistan

06 October 2014

Pakistani Journalist Freed in Afghanistan

Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan, who works for the ARY News and was reported missing in April, was handed over to Pakistan at the Torkham border with Afghanistan where he was met by a delegation of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists( PFUJ), an IFJ affiliate.

An Afghan representative handed over Faizullah to Pakistan's political agent Shahab Shah at the border. Khan’s wife and children were also present on the occasion.

Khan was freed on the orders from the Nangarhar High Court on Sunday of September 28 after outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered his release. Khan was reported missing on April 22 after he told his supervisor he would be going to interview senior Taliban officials near the Afghan/Pakistan border. He was arrested on April 30 by Afghan security forces on charges of espionage and immigration violation, allegedly because he was unable to provide the required immigration documentation.

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