The federal government has taken notice of the alleged abduction of a senior journalist Matiullah Jan from the federal capital Islamabad.
The Federal Minister on Human Rights Shireen Mazari and Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Accountability Shahzad Akbar have taken notice of the incident.
Shahzad Akbar said in a Twitter message that he has spoken with the Inspector General (IG) Islamabad Police to register a First Investigation Report (FIR) besides asking the police forces to recover the missing journalist at earliest. The special assistant also asked authorities to trace Matiullah Jan within 24 hours.
Shireen Mazari said that she was informed about the kidnapping of the senior journalist and termed it ‘very disturbing’ incident. The federal minister said that the Islamabad police chief apprised her that there were looking into it.
Following the incident, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has demanded the federal government to take emergency steps for the earliest recovery of Matiullah Jan.