In this undated photo, the detained Khyber News correspondent Abdul Mateen Achakzai can be seen reporting for his television channel from the Pak-Afghan border. (Photo Courtesy: Khyber News)
KABUL—Talibans who had arrested Pakistani journalist Abdul Mateen Achakzai and his cameraperson Muhammad Ali associated with Khyber News TV have been released . According to his family, Mateen was detained along with his cameraperson on 25th August 2021.
The Afghan Taliban had confirmed that “a Pakistani media crew was arrested in Kandahar for covering without permission.
The Chaman Press Club had condemned the arrest of the journalists and demanded that the Pakistani government take notice. In this regard, Habibullah Achakzai, an office-bearer of the club, said that Khan had gone with his cameraperson Muhammad Ali and other journalists from Chaman to cover the events in Kandahar. The Taliban arrested him on Wednesday afternoon.He had claimed that journalists from Chaman were allowed to visit Kandahar only by showing their press cards. At the same time, the journalists in Kandahar can also come to Chaman by presenting their journalistic credentials.