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Home at last: Locked up in Afghanistan, Pakistani journalist wishes never to go back

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KARACHI: “I will never go back to Afghanistan,” was the verdict given by Faizullah Khan, the Pakistani journalist, who was recently released from detention in Afghanistan. “The first trip was enough of an experience for me,” he said resolutely. Clad in a new black kameez shalwar, the reporter however did admit his mistake. His gaze […]

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Malala thanks Karzai for releasing Faizullah Khan

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LONDON: Malala Yousufzai played a leading role in convincing the Afghan government to release Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan, who was awarded four years in prison in July but was released over the weekend. Faizullah Khan was detained by the Afghan security officials in the eastern Nangarhar province in April this year for travelling without proper […]

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Journalist Faizullah reaches Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Faizullah Khan, a Karachi-based reporter of a private TV channel, arrived here on Monday after his release from a prison in Afghanistan. He was handed over by the Afghan authorities to officials of Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad. They took him to Torkham border crossing where he was received by members of his family, journalists […]

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ARY News reporter Faizullah Khan freed from Afghanistan

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PESHAWAR: ARY News reporter Faizullah has been freed from Afghanistan, who was in detention in the neighboring country for mistakenly trespassing the Afghan border during his reporting assignment earlier this year. Pakistan Embassy in Afghanistan has also confirmed release of Khan from Afghanistan, ARY News reported. The embassy was in constant contact with the detained […]

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President confirms efforts for the release of Pakistani journalist

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Karachi: President Mamnoon Hussain said today that all-out efforts are under way for early release of Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan, who is imprisoned in Afghanistan. Talking to a journalists’ delegation, he said, if needed, he would personally talk to President Hamid Karzai for the release of Faizullah. The delegation informed the President that an Afghan […]

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Pakistan asks Karzai to pardon jailed journalist before Eid

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday appealed to Afghan President Hamid Karzai to issue a pardon to a journalist facing a four-year jail term in Afghanistan for “contacting terrorists”. Faizullah Khan, a reporter with the Pakistani private TV channel, ARY News, was arrested in April by Afghan security forces in Nangarhar Province. He was sentenced earlier this […]

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Pakistani Journalist Gets Four-Year Jail Term for “Entering Afghanistan Illegally”

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TV reporter was arrested in eastern Afghanistan after going to northwestern Pakistan to interview Taliban Reporters Without Borders and the Pakistani NGO Freedom Network condemn the four-year jail sentence that an Afghan court has imposed on Pakistani TV reporter Faizullah Khan for illegally crossing into Afghanistan while researching a story on the Taliban. Announced on […]

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Govt making all-out efforts to get Faizullah released, SHC told

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KARACHI: The federal government was taking all best efforts for release of Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan, who is detained in Afghanistan, standing counsel told Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday. The court was hearing the petition of Sania Faizullah, a spouse of Karachi based journalist Faizullah Khan who is missing since April 22 from tribal […]

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Govt urged to get reporter freed

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KARACHI: Journalists urged the government on Tuesday to use diplomatic channels to secure release of television reporter Faizullah Khan who has been jailed for four years by the Afghan authorities for having illegally crossed the border. During a protest held outside the Karachi Press Club, leaders of the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ-Dastoor) and office-bearers […]

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Pakistani reporter sentenced to 4-year prison term in Afghanistan

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New York: A Pakistani television journalist was convicted on charges of travelling to Afghanistan without travel documents and sentenced to four years in prison, Pakistani officials said on Sunday. He had initially been accused of spying by Afghan authorities, according to news reports. An Afghan court in eastern Nangarhar province convicted Faizullah Khan, a reporter […]

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Afghan court jails Pakistani journalist

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ISLAMABAD: A court in Afghanistan has sentenced a Pakistani TV journalist to four years in prison on charges of travelling to the neighbouring country without documents, Pakistani diplomatic sources said on Sunday. Faizullah Khan, a reporter for Karachi-based ARY News, was detained by Afghan authorities in eastern Nangarhar province in April this year. Some reports […]

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