Geo News reporter Ali Imran Syed who went missing on Friday evening is back, family confirms.
After almost 22 hours of disappearance, Ali Imran is reported to have reached his mother’s home and contacted his wife, and told about his return.
The development comes after the Federal Government had taken notice of the incident.
Federal Govt has taken notice of disappearance of journalist #AliImran Sec Int has spoken with IG Sindh for early recovery of the journalist and offered support/assistance of all federal agencies in this case & general safety of journalists in Sindh— Mirza Shahzad Akbar (@ShazadAkbar) October 24, 2020
Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab, in a tweet, shared that Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took the notice of the incident and had spoken to the province’s top police official to investigate the matter.
CM Sindh has taken notice & spoken to IG Sindh. The matter is being investigated. Will keep u informed about the progress. Insha’Allah all efforts will be made for his recovery https://t.co/b6egpNuiRj— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) October 24, 2020
The first information report (FIR) of his alleged abduction was registered on the complaint of his brother at Sachal police station against the unidentified accused.
Pakistani Journalist community and civil society has been in rage over the disappearance of the senior reporter.
#AliImran brazen kidnapping a day after he broke CCTV footage of controversial arrest of Ex prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son in law in early morning hotel raid is extremely worrisome especially in a city where law and order is jointly managed by police and paramilitary Rangers https://t.co/dafG82rhOB— Rana Jawad (@ranajawad) October 24, 2020
Demonstration in #Karachi demanding #BringBackAliImran.— beena sarwar (@beenasarwar) October 24, 2020
There were protests around the country at the call of the #Pakistan Federal Union of #Journalists & the #Karachi Union of Journalists. #reporter #kidnapped #missing
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While federal ministers also condemned the incident:
I sincerely hope & pray Ali Ìmrañ Syed reunites with his family & friends very soon.— Senator Shibli Faraz (@shiblifaraz) October 24, 2020
No one should "disappear" in a democracy – we have strong laws, incl anti terror laws, to deal with those who are allegedly guilty of a crime. Arrest & charge. @MuradAliShahPPP @SindhCMHouse https://t.co/hsIVzjhn1t— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) October 24, 2020