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Matiullah Jan Thanks Fellow Journalists, Activists For Raising Voice For Recovery

Journalist Matiullah Jan, who was abducted from Islamabad on Tuesday, has thanked fellow journalists, press freedom watchdogs, and judiciary for raising their voice and making his recovery possible.

The journalists took to Twitter to express his feelings right after his recovery. “I am back home safe & sound. God has been kind to me & my family. I am grateful to friends, national & int. journalist community, political parties, social media & rights activists, lawyers’ bodies, the judiciary for their quick response which made it possible,” he said.

Jan was recovered hours after his abduction from Islamabad later on Tuesday night. Senior journalists had confirmed the development. Reportedly, the abductors released him near the area of Fateh Jang.

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.

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On July 15, 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.

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