Pakistan asks Karzai to pardon jailed journalist
Published on Jul 24, 2014 9:43 PM
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - 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 month to four years in jail for entering without travel documents and communicating with militant sources.
Pervez Rashid, Pakistan's minister for information, urged Karzai to issue a presidential pardon.
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