After scribe is freed, hope for Indian in Pak jail

Missing Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi found near border with Afghanistan say officials
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23 October, 2017

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal also said that the tribal elders also played an important role in the recovery of Zeenat Shahzadi.

However, no statement has yet been received regarding the recovery of Zeenat Shahzadi from herself or her family.

The security agencies in Pakistan to admit that Ansari was in their custody. Through social media she managed to get in touch with Fauzia Ansari, the mother of Hamid Ansari, an Indian national who had gone missing in Pakistan.

The Journalist's family had assumed her to be dead but at last she had been rescued by security forces.

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

In March 2016, Zeenat Shahzadi's heart-broken brother Saddam also committed suicide at the abduction of her sister.

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Soon after this, Zeenat had started receiving threat calls from unknown persons who told her not to pursue Ansari's case.

Shahzadi, who raised her voice for disappearance of victims, went missing in August 2015 while on the trail of an Indian citizen Hamid Ansari reported to have been caught by Pakistani agencies. She later came to know that Ansari had crossed over in search of a woman he loved and to prevent her marriage with someone else in Pakistan's Kohat region.

"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".

The reporter was pursuing the case of Indian engineer Hamid Ansari, who was jailed in Peshawar on espionage charges. Shahzadi was due to appear before the Commission on Enforced Disappearances just days after she disappeared.

She further added, "It was in Mecca when we first got in touch... seeking the God's help to find my son. In addition to the missing persons' crisis, Pakistan ranks sixth in the Committee to Protect Journalists' list of the 20 deadliest countries for journalists in the world, and as the ninth worst country in the world for impunity for crimes against journalists", it said.

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