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June 2, 2016

Three Pakistani students released by Afghanistan

Islamabad

 
June 2, 2016

Islamabad:  Afghanistan government has released three Pakistani students following their unlawful arrest in Lugar province where they were on a media project, shooting the ancient and historical sites. The three students namely Khalil Aman, Shah Mohammad and Bazigh Khan from Riphah Institute of Media Sciences (Riphah International University Islamabad) were assigned to visit Afghanistan on lawful visas and documentation, and had a known programme of visiting the province of Lugar.

While they were busy shooting the historical sites and cultural events when they were apprehended by Afghanistan security officials and were taken in custody, despite the fact they were in possession of valid documents, passports endorsed with visas to visit Afghanistan, however they were taken into custody and placed behind the bar for nine days where, though not tortured, however were in a mental agony and were investigated. 

The student after reaching Islamabad expressed their gratitude and sincere thanks to the authorities for their timely intervention for getting released them and arranged to cross the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan. The students on arriving at the Riphah Institute of Media Sciences were greeted by their fellow students, Director Rehan Hasan and faculty members and expressed their gratitude towards the Afghan officials support.

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