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Journalist Matiullah Jan abducted from Islamabad

Journalist Matiullah Jan has been abducted from Islamabad on Tuesday, confirms his family.

He was due to appear in Supreme Court this week after the apex court took suo motu notice of an alleged disrespectful tweet by him.

A tweet was shared on Matiullah Jan’s account at 3:17 PM,  as appears to be posted by his son reads, “Matiullahjan, my father, has been abducted from the heart of the capital [Islamabad]. I demand he be foundُ and the agencies behind it immediately be held responsible. God keep him safe.”

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A CCTV footage clip doing rounds on social media indicates the abduction of the senior journalist who is being forced into a car by several unidentified men.

Jan’s wife while talking to The Independent said that his car had been located outside the school she worked at in Islamabad’s G-6 area. According to her, the car keys were still inside, indicating that he had been taken against his will.

“I have been told that some people forcibly took away my husband,” she added.

The incident has drawn the attention of Pakistani journalists and civil society, while hashtag #BringBackMatiullah trends top on social media.

Many have shared their concern over Matiullah Jan’s abduction demanding a probe into the incident.

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