Every day Jang reporter picked up from Karachi

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Every day Jang’s reporter Syed Mohammad Askari. — Geo Information/File
  • Males in uniform and plain garments whisk away journalist in cell van.
  • Journalist Mohammad Askari’s whereabouts nonetheless unknown.
  • Household urges authorities to get well Askari instantly.

KARACHI: Yet one more member of the journalist fraternity, Syed Muhammad Askari, a senior reporter at Every day Jang, was picked up from Karachi, The Information reported Sunday.

In line with eyewitness accounts from Askari’s pal current on the time of the incident, Askari was taken into custody by police and personnel in plain garments. 

A police cell and a white automobile intercepted Askari’s automobile close to the Qayyumabad KPT Interchange on Korangi Street on Saturday night time as the 2 had been coming back from a marriage, the attention witness claimed.

He additional said that police and plain-clothed unknown folks detained the 2, despite the fact that Askari has launched himself to them and advised them that he was a reporter. 

Nonetheless, Askari’s companion was later launched. He introduced the automobile to the Jang workplace and reported the detention.

The Information additional reported that when Askari’s pal contacted the police helpline Madadgar 15 to relate the incident, the policeman who had acquired the decision requested him to method the related police station.

Nonetheless, the reporter’s whereabouts couldn’t be traced till the submitting of this report.

Zaman City Police Station SHO Rao Rafiq was additionally knowledgeable in regards to the incident however denied any information.

In the meantime, Korangi SSP Tariq Nawaz mentioned details about the incident was being obtained.

The household has demanded that authorities get well Askari instantly. 

In the meantime, the office-bearers of the Karachi Press Membership, Karachi Union of Journalists and the Training Reporters Affiliation have condemned the incident and demanded Askari’s rapid restoration.

A number of journalists had earlier been picked up in an analogous method in Karachi. 

The newest such incident earlier than Askari was of a Geo Information journalist, Zubair Anjum, who was picked up from his residence in Karachi’s Mannequin Colony space final month.

Nonetheless, Anjum returned to his house protected and sound a day after being taken in.

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