Family members and close relatives of a university lecturer and political commentator Faizullah Jalal confirmed that he was arrested from his home and taken to an unknown place on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Son and daughter of Jalal Tweeting from their father’s Twitter account have asked people and humanitarian agencies to help release their father.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan though has not confirmed the arrest, sources on the condition of anonymity have told Shamshad TV- an Afghan TV channel- that Faizullah Jalal has been arrested by IEA.

Faizullah Jalal was not only an outspoken critic of the previous government but also of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan who would participate in TV talks shows and round tables.

In the meantime, he is said to be arrested after his Friday’s Twitter post over Durand Line.

“Durand Line has always been signed by Pashtoon heads of states and this is an official border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Reads the Twitter post.

Likewise previous Afghan government, IEA has also said that Durand is only a line not an official border between the two countries and the decision over the crossing point is beyond the authority of government as only people can decide over the issue.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.