Matiullah Jan returns home safely


Zubair Qureshi


Some eleven hours after his abduction, senior journalist Matiullah Jan was set free by his unidentified captors late Tuesday night.
He was abducted from G-6/1 earlier in the day where he had gone to drop his wife, a school teacher.
On his way back, his vehicle was intercepted and he was dragged out of his car and taken to some unidentified place.
Soon after his abduction, the international media and human rights organizations had condemned Matiullah’s daylight abduction prompting the German Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck, High Commissioner of Canada Wendy Gilmour, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Amnesty International (AI), Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), Islamabad High Court Reporters Association and many other journalists and HR bodies to raise voice for him and demand his immediate release.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also reportedly took notice of the daylight kidnapping and had directed the security agencies and police to ensure the journalist returns home safely. Information Minister Shibli Faraz had also assured during a press conference at the PID that the government would do all it could to recover Jan from his captors.

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