Journalist Matiullah Jan 'goes missing' in Pakistani capital

04:26 PM | 21 Jul, 2020
Journalist Matiullah Jan 'goes missing' in Pakistani capital

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani journalist and TV host Matiullah Jan has gone missing, his family said on Tuesday.

Jan's wife told the media that his car was found with keys but he was missing. 

A video showing how he was abducted from outside his home went viral on social media. He stopped his car in front of his house and then he was not there while the keys of the car were still there inside.

Journalists’ bodies, local and international human rights organisations have strongly condemned the journalist’s abduction and demanded of the government his immediate recovery.

In a tweet, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said it demands that the government immediately ensure the safe recovery of journalist.

Amnesty International South Asia also asked the government to take action for recovery of the journalist.

Last week, Matiullah Jan appeared before the Supreme Court in compliance of its order on suo motu notice on his tweet about the judges of the top court in Qazi Faez Isa case.