Journalist organizations across the country, including Amnesty International South Asia and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, have expressed grave concern over the disappearance of Geo News reporter Ali Imran Syed.
Ali Imran Syed, a senior reporter of Geo News, went out of the house for a while between 7 and 8 pm yesterday and went missing.
Governor Imran Ismail and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah have taken notice of the disappearance of Ali Imran Syed and demanded a report from IG Sindh.
Pakistani journalist organizations, senior journalists, and Amnesty International South Asia have also expressed concern over the disappearance of Ali Imran Syed.
PFUJ Announces in front of Parliament House
Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors has expressed grave concern over the disappearance of Ali Imran Syed and demanded of Sindh Chief Minister, Federal Government and law enforcement agencies. That immediate steps should be taken for the recovery of Ali Imran Syed.
Journalist organizations say it is impossible to achieve media freedom without protecting journalists.
The PFUJ has said that if Ali Imran Syed is not released immediately, a sit-in will be allowed outside the Parliament House and journalists’ organizations across the country will protest from Monday.
Ali Imran’s safe return should be made ensure: RIUJ
The Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists, in its response to the disappearance of Geo reporter Ali Imran, called on the police and other law enforcement agencies to take immediate steps for his recovery.
RIUJ President Amir Sajjad and General Secretary Asif Ali Bhatti said that the disappearance of Ali Imran was a reprehensible move. So there will be a call for protests across the country.
It is feared that Ali Imran was forcibly disappeared on reporting: Amnesty International
Amnesty International South Asia expressed concern over the disappearance of Geo News reporter Ali Imran, saying that Ali Imran has been missing from Karachi since yesterday, it is feared that Ali Imran has been forcibly disappeared on reporting.
Amnesty International has demanded that authorities find out about Ali Imran Syed immediately.
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