'Missing' Lahore journalist Zeenat Shehzadi recovered after two years

Abducted journalist Zeenat Shahzadi recovered claims BBC Urdu

The 26-year-old Zeenat Shahzadi was abducted on August 19, 2015 by unknown armed men when she was traveling by an auto-rickshaw in Lahore.

Ms. Ansari learned about Ms. Shahzadi's rescue late on Friday night after journalists in Pakistan tweeted about the development.

The newly appointed National Accountability Bureau chief said that some non-state actors and enemy agencies had kidnapped her and she was recovered from them, adding that tribal elders in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa played an important role in her recovery.

A Pakistan human right activist Hina Jillani had in 2016 told the BBC that Zeenat had informed her family that security agencies had "forcibly taken her away" and detained her for questioning about Ansari.

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It must be noted that Zeenat, 25, had raised her voice against the cases of missing persons in Pakistan. After obtaining a special power of attorney, she had been working relentlessly for his release till she disappeared in August 2015.

The Journalist's family had assumed her to be dead but at last she had been rescued by security forces. The Mumbai resident who is still in Jail was sentenced to three years" imprisonment by a military court on charges of "spying'. Shahzadi was due to appear before the Commission on Enforced Disappearances just days after she disappeared. Young Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi "missing" for 2 years, is back. "I don't even know what what condition she was in for the past two years and what she might have gone through", Ms. Ansari said. Zeenat had travelled to Kohat and discovered that Ansari had been in police custody.

Shahzadi had filed an application with the Supreme Court's Human Rights Cell two years ago on behalf of Hamid Ansari's mother Fauzia Ansari. "My sister has not committed any crime in helping an Indian national", Shahzadi's brother, Salman Latif said. Deciding that he had to see her, Ansari reportedly entered Pakistan illegally via Afghanistan, failing to obtain a visa.

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