KARACHI: Senior journalist Waris Raza — who was taken into custody from his residence in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal space on Tuesday night time — returned house on Wednesday night.
“I’ve returned safely to my home,” the senior journalist mentioned, whose transient detention had invited criticism from media our bodies, together with the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ).
The journalist, chatting with an workplace holder of the KUJ, mentioned the lads who had taken him into custody had blindfolded him and stored asking him questions on his journalistic duties and his columns.
“The boys who took me blindfolded me […] they left me on the Mobina City Police Station some time in the past,” the journalist mentioned.
The journalist lately compiled a e-book on PFUJ’s 70-year battle for press freedom.
“We demand the fast launch of Waris Raza,” the PFUJ had mentioned after information broke of the journalist being taken away.
Responding to the incident, senior journalist and analyst Mazhar Abbas had mentioned: “Waris Raza not returning to his home for hours is a matter of concern.”
Karachi Press Membership (KPC) President Fazil Jamili and different members of the membership condemned the incident and had demanded the fast launch of the senior journalist.
In response to the incident, PFUJ had known as for a country-wide protest, with demonstrations to happen at each press membership of the nation.