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Faizullah Khan under custody of Afghan authorities, confirms FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) of Pakistan has confirmed that ARY News correspondent, Faizullah Khan is under the custody of Afghan authorities and Pakistani diplomats are expected to meet him soon – ARY News reports.

In a statement issued on Friday, FO Spokesperson, Tasneem Aslam said that Pakistan's Ambassador in Kabul and Pakistani Consul General in Kandhar have contacted Afghan authorities, pertaining to Faizullah Khan. At which, the Afghan authorities have confirmed that ARY News reporter; Faizullah Khan is under their custody.

The FO Spokesperson stated that Pakistan has asked for consular access to Faizullah Khan and it is hoped that Pakistani diplomats will soon meet the reporter.

Earlier to this, Faizullah Khan had telephoned his wife, Sania Faiz and praised the efforts of ARY News team, management and other journalist associations for his release.

Faizullah Khan went missing a few days ago, while fulfilling his professional responsibilities in the north-western tribal areas of Pakistan.



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