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Journalist Matiullah Jan returns home after abduction in Islamabad

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.

Read More : IG Islamabad directed to recover journalist Matiullah within 24 hours

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.

 

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