Pakistans ambassadør i Afghanistan, Tariq Azizuddin, dukket lørdag for første gang opp på TV etter at han ble kidnappet 12. februar i Khyber-regionen. Ambassadør Tariq Azizuddin sa han ble holdt av Taliban. Taliban forlanger fengslede kamerater frigitt.

«We were kidnapped by mujahideen from the Taliban,» the ambassador, wearing an open-necked shirt and looking calm, said in the remarks which were translated from Urdu into Arabic.

«I suffer health problems such as high blood pressure and heart pains,» said the bespectacled and grey-bearded ambassador, who gestured to his armed captors in an arid, hilly region.

Pakistan’s ambassador held by Taliban: TV