Janan MosazaiAfghan foreign ministry strongly condemned torture of Pakistani nationals by Afghan security forces.

Foreign ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai said Afghan govermnent has launched probe in this regard and the insisted that the government is committed for the security of Pakistani citizens in Afghanistan.

He also said that the Afghan Charge D’Affaires has met with the Pakistani officials in this regard.

Pakistani security officials on Saturday sealed the Torkham border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, in response to the torture on Pakistani labourers by Afghan security personnel.

A Foreign Office spokesman said that Pakistan has taken serious note of Afghan soldiers’ beating up of the Pakistanis despite their having valid travel documents and summoned the Afghan Charge d’ Affaires to foreign ministry in the morning and lodged a strong protest, seeking an investigation into the incident and action against those responsible.

A similar protest was lodged by the Pakistan Ambassador in Kabul with the Afghan government.

The labourers told that they had travelled to Afghanistan for work but the company concerned refused to pay their wages. They added they had also been locked up in Afghanistan’s Pul-i-Charkhi prison where they were tortured by jail authorities. And when they were returning, Afghan forces allegedly tore their Pakistani passports, snatched their money and beat up them brutally.

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