Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan free after alleged abduction
New Delhi : A Paksitani journalist Matiullah Jan, who had gone missing, is free and safe with his family. Police said Matiullah Jan was last seen outside a government school in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Tuesday morning.
According to a news report by Al Jazeera, his wife Kaneez Sughra, 42, earlier told she heard sounds of a scuffle outside the school, but she had not thought seriously about it at the time.
"I could hear that something was going on outside, but I couldn't hear my husband's voice... When I called him, he was not answering."
Sughra later told Al Jazeera by telephone Jan had been released and was back with his family.
The main reason behind his disappearance is yet to be found.
Pakistani Information Minister Shibli Faraz acknowledged the alleged abduction of the Pakistani journalist in a press conference.
"I assure you that, while I do not have all of the details, this much is clear that he was kidnapped," said Faraz. "We will try our best that today we find out where he is and what steps be taken to recover him. It is obvious that this is the duty of the government, and the government will fulfill its duties."