Prominent human rights activist and lawyer Jibran Nasir returned home safely on Friday, almost 24 hours after he was taken by unidentified gunmen in Karachi, family members and police said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) South Syed Asad Raza confirmed to media that Nasir has safely reached his residence in Karachi, but has yet to record his statement with the police.
“He has reached home safely. I can confirm to you that he is fine,” SSP Raza told to media.
Clifton police had earlier registered the case of Nasir's kidnapping on the complaint of his wife. SSP Raza said that police investigators will soon record Nasir's detailed statement. If any person is identified by him, the police will take action against such elements, he added.
Earlier, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah as well as several rights organisations had expressed concern over the lawyer's mysterious disappearance.
CM Murad had instructed the Inspector General of Sindh Police (IGP) to submit a report of Nasir's disappearance. The IGP had also been ordered to take all necessary steps to ensure the activist's earliest possible recovery.