The Pakistan Rangers, Sindh on Saturday released social media activist and journalist Arsalan Khan after hours-long detention.
According to a statement issued by the Sindh Rangers spokesperson, the Karachi-based social media activist was arrested on an intelligence report regarding his “links with a terrorist organisation”.“During the interrogation, it was found that the accused had received financial assistance from a terrorist organisation,” the statement read.“Suspect Arsalan Khan was released after being warned to cooperate in the investigation in the future,” it added.
The Rangers spokesperson, in a statement, further said the case was being handed over to the relevant authority for complete investigation based on white-collar crime.Later, in a tweet, Arsalan announced that he has returned home safe and sound and thanked everyone for their support.“I’m back home safe & sound. Thank you everyone for all the help & support you people extended to my lone family in this testing time. I’m truly short of words. Love you all.”Amnesty International South Asia also issued a statement, expressing concern about Arsalan’s alleged disappearance.It is pertinent to mention here that the social media activist was picked up from his residence in Karachi in the wee hours of Friday.