Senior journalist Matiullah Jan has returned home on late Tuesday night after being abducted in Islamabad earlier in the day.
As being reported, the unidentified kidnappers released senior journalist Matiullah Jan after around 12 hours and left him at a location near Fateh Pur city in the Layyah district of Punjab.
Matiullah Jan has reportedly left for home with his brother Shahid Akbar.
As being reported, a first information report (FIR) of the senior journalist’s alleged abduction had been lodged at Aabpara Police Station by his brother.
While speaking to a news outlet about his abduction, Matiullah said that he was blindfolded and taken to an unknown location by his abductors.
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According to him, he was later released in Fateh Jang after being driven around the city.
Pakistani journalists, civil society, including politicians have expressed their gratitude upon Matiullah Jan’s safe return.
Delighted to hear this good news … welcome back https://t.co/CyhLprY9xS— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 21, 2020
Glad to see @Matiullahjan919 free. Such actions are in violation of our Constitution & our int obligations under HR conventions Pak ratified. Citizens cannot live in a constant state of fear and due legal process is the right of all citizens in any democracy.— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) July 21, 2020
Congratulations to Matiullah’s family. Weldone those who spoke out. Shame on those who ducked the issue, downplayed it or remained criminally silent.— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) July 21, 2020
ابھی مطیع اللہ جان سے تفصیلی بات ہوئی۔ مورال خاصا بلند اور حسب معمول چہک رہے تھے۔ کل سپریم کورٹ میں ایک بجے توہین عدالت کے مقدمے میں سپریم کورٹ کے سپیشل بنچ کے سامنے پیش ہوں گے#matiullahjan— Asad Malik (@asadrp) July 21, 2020
The plainclothesmen who abducted him were accompanied by uniformed personnel – police it seems – this is all clearly visible on the cctv footage— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) July 21, 2020