Missing Pakistani Journalist found after 2 years while probing Indian citizen's case

by International | 21-10-2017 | 619 views

A Pakistani journalist who went missing 2 years ago while following an Indian citizen’s case has been found. The reporter was pursuing the case of Indian engineer Hamid Ansari, who was jailed in Peshwar on espionage charges. Zeenath Shahzadi, 26 years old, worked as a reporter in Daily Nai Khaber and Metro News TV. She was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified men while she was on her way to work in an autorickshaw from her home in Lahore on August 19,2015.

Shahzadi was “forcibly disappeared” while she was working on the Indian citizen’s case. Ansari meanwhile, had gone missing in Pakistani in November, 2012. He was arrested for illegally entering Pakistan from Afghanistan to meet a girl he had befriended online.

He was later sentenced to 3 year’s imprisonment by a military court on charges of illegally entering Pakistan and “Spying”. Ansari is still in jail.

Pakistan’s Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances Chief Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Friday evening said the journalist was rescued from a region located along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Thursday night.


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