Abducted TV reporter Ali Imran returns to home in Karachi

By: News Desk      Published: 10:38 AM, 24 Oct, 2020
Abducted TV reporter Ali Imran returns to home in Karachi

Senior Geo News reporter Ali Imran Syed returned to his home on Saturday, 22 hours after his abduction from outside his home in Karachi on Friday evening, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Ali Imran Syed was kidnapped after he had gone to a nearby bakery.Ali Imran left his home between 7pm-8pm and told the family that he would come back in half an hour but did not return despite the passage of many hours.

However, Ali Imran returned to his mother's home Saturday evening from where he has telephoned his wife and told her about his return.

Earlier, after his disappearance on Friday evening, his car was parked outside the house and his mobile phone was also at home, said his wife.

The development came a day after he had obtained the CCTV footage of the hotel showing Captain Safdar’s arrest. 

Managing Director Geo News, Azhar Abbas also took to social media, sharing details of the reporter’s disappearance. “Our reporter Ali Imran Syed is missing. As per his wife, he went to a nearby bakery on foot but didn’t come back. Geo and his family have informed the police. We hope for his early and safe recovery,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani journalist community has expressed concern about Ali Imran’s disappearance and demanded his safe return and an inquiry into the matter.

The family said the police authorities were informed about Imran’s disappearance and an application has been submitted to Sachal police station.

Meanwhile, the Geo News administration said Karachi police chief and DIG East have been informed about his disappearance.

As per the details from the police, the scene will be thoroughly inspected and CCTV footage will be obtained to probe further into the matter.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz prayed for the journalist’s safety and hoped that he reunites with his family soon.

Meanwhile, the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) has raised concern on the matter and asked Prime Minister Imran Khan and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to take prompt action for his quick recovery.

In a statement, the RIUJ condemned the incident and warned of countrywide protests if Ali Imran was not recovered safely.