Retired Justice Javed Iqbal, who is the head of the missing persons commission, confirmed on Friday that Zeenat Shahzadi, a journalist who earlier in 2015 went missing from Lahore, has been recovered by security officials.
Iqbal said that Zeenat was recovered from the Pak-Afghan border on Wednesday night. He further said that the tribal leaders of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan played their part in Zeenat’s recovery, who he said had been kidnapped by non-state actors.
Shahzadi, who raised her voice for disappearance of victims, went missing in August 2015 while on the trail of an Indian citizen reported to have been caught by Pakistani agencies. She 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.
Her family is yet to issue a statement on the matter.