Abducted journalist Nafees Naeem returns home

Aaj News senior staff member Nafees Naeem, who went missing on Monday after he was abducted by men in plainclothes, returned home safely after 24 hours.

Naeem, who has spent over a decade at Aaj News and currently works as an assignment editor in Karachi, was picked up while buying groceries near his residence in the Nazimabad area of Karachi.

Witnesses informed Naeem’s family that he was forcibly put into the back of a white-coloured Vigo (a four-wheel-drive truck) by men in plainclothes.

CCTV footage shows a vehicle stopping as Naeem was passing by. Two men in plainclothes step out of the vehicle while another rushes in and bundles Naeem into the backseat of the vehicle.

The APNS condemns the kidnapping of Mr Nafees Naeem, a senior Journalist of the Business Recorder Group.

The APNS in a press release stated that the incidents of kidnapping, harrasment and maltreatment of journalists are consistently increasing and have remained unchecked.The APNS urged upon the Chief Minister Sindh and IG Police to take immediate action to thwart this unjust way of abducting journalists.

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