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Kidnapped Pak journalist 'helping' Indian national rescued

Last Modified Saturday, 21 October 2017 (15:26 IST)
Islamabad/Karachi: A 26-year-old Pakistani woman journalist Zeenat Shahzadi, who was allegedly kidnapped while pursuing the case of an Indian engineer two years ago has been rescued, local media reports said here. Ms Shahzadi had filed an application with Pakistan's Supreme Court's on behalf of Fauzia Ansari, the mother of Indian national and a Mumbai resident Hamid Ansari. Ms Shahzadi, a journalist with daily 'Nai Khaber' reportedly had gone went missing on August 19, 2015, when some unidentified men allegedly kidnapped her from a locality of Lahore. She is said to have been working on the case of Indian citizen Hamid Ansari.
 

Reports further said Mr Ansari went missing in Pakistan in November 2012. "Zeenat Shahzadi today has been reunited with her family in Lahore and we are happy for her safe recovery. I am thrilled that she is home safe," rights activist Beena Sarwar said. Ansari was sentenced to three years' imprisonment by a military court on charges of illegally entering Pakistan. He is still in jail. The rights activists in Pakistan, reports said, have demanded release of Ansari stating he has already served his sentence. (UNI)
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