Missing Pak journalist found after 2 years near the Pak-Af border

Journalist Shahzadi recovered from border area

'Missing' Lahore journalist Zeenat Shehzadi recovered after two years

The report has quoted retired Justice Javed Iqbal, head of the missing persons commission, confirmed Shahzadi's return while speaking to BBC Urdu.

Woman journalist Zeenat Shehzadi, who was abducted from Lahore more than two years ago has been recovered, officials say.

She was recovered on Wednesday night from near the Pak-Afghan border, Iqbal said.

Tribal leaders from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan played an important role in Shahzadi's release, Iqbal further added. "I am thrilled that she is home safe".

Shahzadi, who raised her voice for disappearance of victims, went missing in August 2015 while on the trail of an Indian citizen Hamid Ansari, who it was reported had been caught by Pakistani agencies. "My sister is missing and my younger brother (Saddam) who was deeply attached to her hanged himself after losing hope to get reunited with her", Salman Latif, Shahzadi's brother, had told PTI. We also asked her not to put her life at risk but she said she wanted to help Ansari out of humanity.

Ansari, a Mumbai resident arrested in 2012 for illegally entering Pakistan from Afghanistan reportedly to meet a girl he had befriended online. She was scheduled to appear before the commission to testify in the case of Ansari's disappearance in the next few days. "That child just could not take it anymore", her mother said of his death.

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