Interior Minister orders safe recovery of journalist abducted from Karachi

journalist abduction, Nafees Naeem abduction, Karachi, Rana Sanaullah

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has taken notice of the abduction of a journalist namely Nafees Naeem from Karachi and ordered Inspector General (IG) Sindh to immediately recover him, ARY News reported on Monday.

A senior assignment editor of a private news channel, Nafees Naeem, was abducted from Karachi today.

Rana Sanaullah said in a Twitter message that a notice of kidnapping of Aaj News senior assignment editor Nafees Naeem has been taken and IG Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon has been contacted to ensure his safe recovery.

He added that the federal government will provide every sort of technical assistance to the Sindh police department and all necessary resources will be utilised to ensure his safe return.

CCTV footage has also surfaced on social media in which some plainclothed men were seen forcedly taking Nafees in a vehicle when he was purchasing grocery items from a local market near his residence located in the Nazimabad area.

Eyewitnesses said that the journalist was taken in a police van today.

Karachi Press Club (KPC) has strongly condemned the abduction of Naeem by unidentified plainclothed men and demanded Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah take notice of the incident besides taking immediate action for his recovery.

KPC President Fazil Jamili, Secretary Rizwan Bhatti and other office-bearers said in a joint statement that the abduction of a senior journalist in broad daylight was an example of lawlessness and media persons are continuously becoming victims across the country.



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