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Matiullah Jan Recovered Hours After Abduction

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Journalist Matiullah Jan has been recovered hours after his abduction from Islamabad. Senior journalists have confirmed the development.

The details of his recovery could not be immediately ascertained.

Earlier on Tuesday, Matiullah Jan was abducted outside a school in Islamabad where he had come to drop his wife. A footage showed Jan being shoved into a car by armed men wearing police uniforms.

On July 15, Matiullah Jan was issued a contempt of court notice by the Supreme Court after he posted a tweet regarding the ongoing case involving Justice Qazi Faez Isa. Following the development, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) had demanded the withdrawal of the case, terming it an unjustified action during a ‘charged atmosphere’ in the country.

Later, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah had dismissed the contempt application against Jan, saying that the dignity of the independent judges is not so ‘fragile’ and it can’t be harmed by a tweet.

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