Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi recovered after two years in captivity

Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi recovered after two years in captivity

Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi recovered after two years in captivity

She was recovered on Wednesday night from near the Pakistan-Afghan border, Iqbal said.

Zeenat Shahzadi, who disappeared in 2015 while working on the case of a missing Indian national in Pakistan, has been recovered by security forces, officials said on Friday. The Pakistani newspaper Dawn has quoted Missing Persons Commission chief Justice Javed Iqbal saying that Zeenat was kidnapped by non-state actors and enemy agencies.

The first female journalist, Zeenat Shehzadi, who mysteriously went missing in Lahore in 2015, has returned home safely.

It may be recalled that Hamid was sent on a three-year imprisonment by Pakistan on charges of espionage.

Shahzadi was "forcibly disappeared" while she was working on the Indian citizen's case, according to PTI.


Zeenat Shahzadi, 26 years old, worked as a reporter in Daily Nai Khaber and Metro News TV. She knew that her son had gone to Afghanisatan in search of a job in November 2012.

This application by Zeenat had forced the Pak security agencies to admit that Ansari was in their custody. She had filed an application with the Supreme Court's Human Rights Cell on behalf of Fauzia Ansari, Hamid Ansari's mother. Zeenat's family and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan believe Pakistan's Special Forces are responsible, because she fearlessly pursued an explosive story the spy agencies didn't want told. I did not even have any contact number for her family, as I never thought I would need one.

According to Shahzadi's elder brother Salman, their younger brother Saddam Hussain had killed himself out of grief for his sister. He formed a relationship with a Pakistani woman over Facebook, and panicked when she told him that her parents were pushing her to marry someone else.

"My sister has not committed any crime in helping an Indian national", he said.

The case described that Hamid Ansari, lives in Mumbai was arrested for illegally entering Pakistan from Afghanistan reportedly to meet a girl he had befriended online.

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