PFUJ: Pakistani reporter Abdul Mateen and Cameraman Muhammad Ali arrested in Afghanistan30 Aug, 2021
Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has shown its deep concern over the arrest of
two Pakistani journalists in Qandhar, Afghanistan and demanded the Pakistan Government
to coordinate authorities in Afghanistan to get them free.
Two Pakistan journalists Reporter Abdul Mateen and Cameraman Muhammad Ali working
for Khyber Tv Pakistan, has gone to Afghanistan for the coverage of ongoing developing
stories in there after Taliban take over on August 15. It is reported that both were arrested
by the local Taliban in Qandhar. Their mobile phones were confiscated and they were
shifted to some unknown place.
The PFUJ President GM Jamali and Secretary General Rana Muhammad Azeem has urged
the Taliban leadership to look into and let the journalists do their professional duties as they
had promised. The PFUJ leadership has also demanded the Pakistani authorities to
coordinate the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan and get the journalists free and make
arrangements to get them back Pakistan.