‘Missing’ Pak journalist rescued after over two years

Islamabad: A Pakistani woman journalist, who went missing in Lahore in 2015, has been rescued by security forces.

Officials said that Zeenat Shahzadi was rescued on Wednesday night from near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

The Dawn quoted Justice (Retired) Javed Iqbal, the head of the missing persons commission, as saying that he was thrilled to confirm Shahzadi’s return.

It was stated that some non-state actors and enemy agencies had kidnapped her in 2015, and added that tribal elders in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had played an important role in her recovery.

Shahzadi’s family has yet to issue a statement.

Shahzadi, who raised her voice for disappearance of victims, went missing in August 2015 while on the trail of an Indian citizen Hamid Ansari, who it was reported had been caught by Pakistani agencies.