Pakistani journalist freed in Afghanistan
PESHAWAR: Pakistani journalist Qamar Yousafzai has been released after three days of captivity in Afghanistan’s western Badghis province, bordering Turkmenistan. Qamar said that he was held for three nights at a detention cell in Qala-i-Nau, the capital of Badghis, along with his Afghan guide. “I had a valid visa for Afghanistan. But authorities in Badghis said that I also needed a letter from Afghanistan’s foreign ministry to undertake journalistic work,” he said.
Qamar left Quetta for Kandahar several days ago. He was on his way to Faryab province to work on a special assignment for a Norwegian media organisation. It may be added that Norwegian troops are deployed in Faryab as part of Nato forces in Afghanistan.
Source: The News