Kidnapped journalist Matiullah Jan released, reached home late night

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Senior journalist and anchorperson Matiullah Jan, who was kidnapped by armed men in uniform in Islamabad on Tuesday, reached home late night.

According to TV reports, Jan was released in a rural area near Fateh Jang. Earlier on Tuesday, Jan’s wife had confirmed his kidnapping in Islamabad.
In one of the tweets, a video was shared in which his car could be seen from which he was picked up by the abductors. It is said the incident occurred outside the G-6-1/3, Islamabad Model School for Girl’s where his wife works.
Rights groups and national political parties strongly reacted to Jan’s kidnapping. The Amnesty International expressed serious concern over the fate and wellbeing of Matiullah. “He has been the subject of physical attacks and harassment for his journalism. The authorities must establish his whereabouts immediately,” it stressed.

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