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Missing Pak journalist, probing Indian prisoner's case, found after 2 years

Missing Pak journalist, probing Indian prisoner's case, found after 2 years

Its been 2 years now, a Pakistani journalist who has allegedly kidnapped while pursuing the case of an Indian engineer who jailed in Peshawar on espionage charges has now been rescued.

Iqbal stated that the tribal groups of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces helped a lot in her recovery.

According to Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal, who is also the head of Pakistan's missing person's commission, she was kidnapped by terrorists and "enemy agencies", and she was recovered from them.

Well-known Pakistani journalist and rights activist Beena Sarwar tweeted about Shahzadi being found: "Thrilled that the disappeared activist-journalist Zeenat Shehzadi is home safe".

It was a result of this action on the part of Zeenat that the security forces were bound to agree that Hamid was in their custody.

"She used to tell me that a Pakistani should play a pivotal role in helping find my son, which she did", Ansari says.

She said the family is joyous on her return but concerned over her mental health.

Shahzadi's brother Saddam Hussain was miserable after her kidnapping due to which he committed suicide in March previous year bringing her case back to headlines.

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However, in 2015, Zeenat was allegedly abducted after she refused to heed warnings to stop pursuing Hamid's release.

Shahzadi, reportedly travelled from Lahore to Islamabad to attend the hearings.

Two years ago, Shahzadi had filed an application with the Supreme Court on behalf of Fauzia Ansari, the mother of Indian national Hamid Ansari, who had gone missing in Pakistan since November, 2012.

Ansari, who recalls that the last time she spoke to Zeenat was on August 12, 2015, started an online campaign seeking her release. She was due to appear before the Commission for Missing Persons the next day.

Traumatised mother and Mumbai-based professor Fauzia Ansari, 55, is elated that Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shehzaadi (24) has been freed from the clutches of her abductors.

"In January 2016, thanks to the efforts of Shahzadi, the Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan finally admitted that the Ministry of Defense had detained Ansari pending his trial in a military court".

"According to Shahzadi's brother Latif, Shahzadi was repeatedly interrogated and threatened by security forces pressuring her to withdraw from Hamid Ansari's case, but remained steadfast in her commitment to help the family". The application was accepted and forwarded to the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances.

My sister has not committed any crime in helping an Indian national.

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