Missing Pakistani journalist rescued near Afghan border

Lahore: According to the information given by the officials, Pakistani woman journalist Zeenat Shahzadi who was allegedly kidnapped at the time of pursuing the case of an Indian engineer two years ago has been rescued.

A 26-year-old reporter of Daily Nai Khaber and Metro News TV channel, went missing on 19 August, 2015, when some unidentified men allegedly kidnapped her while she was en route to her office in an auto-rickshaw from her home in a populated locality of Lahore.

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Shahzadi was believed to have ‘forcibly disappeared’ while working on the case of Indian citizen Hamid Ansari, before her abduction. Ansari went missing within the country in November 2012.

Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (CIED) president Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said Friday evening that Shahzadi had been rescued from an area on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Thursday night.