April 04, 2019
Pakistan journalist with Daily Jang newspaper is missing after he was abducted from his home in Karachi in the early hours of March 30, 2019.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has raised serious concerns about the disappearance of Matloob Husain Mosavi and demanded an investigation.
According to reports, Matloob was abducted by two dozen people from his home in Karachi on March 30. Masked men climbed walls to gain access to the house and locked the rest of his family in a room and then abducted him. The men arrived in several vehicles, including three police vehicles.
Matloob’s family has reported his abduction to police.
The Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) has demanded that the government take immediate notice of this incident and take action to ensure his quick, safe return.
The IFJ said: “Threats of violence against journalists continue to rise in Pakistan. These incidents show that the authorities have failed with their efforts to protect and guarantee the safety of journalists, including Matloob Husain. The IFJ demands urgent action from the Pakistan authorities to find and return Matloob Husain safely to his family.” – IFJ media release/Photo: Dawn
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