Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi recovered after two years from Pak-Afghan border

Zeenat Shehzadi

Before her kidnapping, Shahzadi had raised her voice for disappearance of persons and had filed an application with the Supreme Court's Human Rights Cell on behalf of Fauzia Ansari, the mother of Hamid Ansari, an Indian national who had reportedly gone missing in Pakistan. "Shehzadi was recovered on Wednesday night from near Pak-Afghan border".

"Zeenat Shahzadi today has been reunited with her family in Lahore and we are happy for her safe recovery".

Shahzadi, who had spoken up against the disappearance of people, went missing in August 2015 while on the trail of an Indian citizen Hamid Ansari who, it was reported, had been caught by Pakistani agencies. "I am thrilled that she is home safe", said rights activist Beena Sarwar.

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

The Zeenat had however informed her parents that she was taken away forcibly by the intelligence agencies of Paksitan while she was investigating disappearance of Hamid Nehal Ansari A resident of Mumbai.

A few months later, news surfaced in a section of the media, saying that Hamid had been sentenced to three years' imprisonment on charges of espionage. The two had been in touch on daily basis before her kidnapping. God knows what she went through. I called back and Zeenat introduced herself and said that she would want to help me.

Zeenat's perseverance along with efforts of local Pakistani lawyers paid off when in January 2016 police in Pakistan told the Peshawar High Court that they had detained Ansari in 2012 and handed him over to intelligence officials. I did not even have any contact number for her family, as I never thought I would need one. "My sister is missing and my younger brother (Saddam) who was deeply attached to her hanged himself after losing hope to get reunited with her", Shahzadi's brother Salman Latif had told PTI.

My sister has not committed any crime in helping an Indian national.

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