‘Abducted’ Pakistani journalist Gul Bukhari is home
Lahore: Journalist and activist Gul Bukhari who was abducted by unknown persons in Lahore on Tuesday night has returned home Wednesday morning, her family confirmed, Dawn news reported.
Bukhari was on way to the Waqt TV studio on the Fatimah Jinnah Road (Queen’s Road) for a talk show when the vehicle she was travelling in was intercepted by unknown persons. She was subsequently abducted on Sherpao Bridge in Lahore’s Cantonment area. Her family had reported her missing to the police.
Punjab Police said Bukhari had not been detained by its personnel.
The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent organisation working to promote press freedom worldwide, expressed alarm over Bukhari’s disappearance and called on the police to ensure her prompt and safe return.
According to a journalist at Waqt TV, Bukhari was on her way to the network’s studio to appear in a show when unknown persons stopped her vehicle and asked her to come out.
Bukhari has worked in broadcast and print for several media groups in Pakistan. Bukhari is presently a contributing Op-Ed writer at The Nation and was set to appear as an analyst on Waqt TV show ‘2vs2’.