Pakistan Releases Afghan Sikh Journalist Arrested at Border

August 9, 2006


Wire Service: IANS

On August 9, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Pakistan has released an Afghan Sikh journalist who was arreste on the Pakistan-Afghan border and tortured on charges of being an Indian national and also apologised over the 'mistreatment.' Spokesperson of the Radio and Television of Afghanistan, Anwar Wafadar Samandar, informed media persons in Kabul Wednesday that Pakistan had expressed its apology over the arrest of Dayal Singh Ganjana. Ganjana was arrested by the Frontier Corps on the Pakistan-Afghan border at Spin Boldak while on his way to attend the International Conference on Pushto Literature in Quetta city of Pakistan. Samandar said Ganjana was handed over to the Pakistani intelligence agency. He was tortured. Their charge was that he was an Indian national. 'Pakistan must not have behaved in such a manner,' Samandar said."