ISLAMABAD: Inside Minister Ahsan Iqbal has taken discover of an alleged try and kidnap journalist Taha Siddiqui in Islamabad early Wednesday.
Siddiqui escaped an abduction try after being assaulted by 10-12 armed males on his approach to the airport on Wednesday morning.
“I used to be on my option to the airport in the present day at eight:20 AM when 10-12 armed males stopped my cab and forcibly tried to abduct me. I managed to flee. Protected and with police now. On the lookout for help in any approach attainable,” he stated on Twitter utilizing account of one other journalist Cyril Almeida.
The Rawalpindi Union of Journalists has expressed critical concern over the tried kidnapping.
Taking discover of the incident, the inside minister sought a report of the incident from IG Islamabad.
Holding a press convention this night, Siddiqui stated he considers his escape a miracle and was nonetheless recovering from the shock.
“They held a handgun on me, whereas one of many males requested to ‘shoot him within the leg’,” he stated, including that the cab driver witnessed all the episode.
Bureau chief of World is One Information, Siddiqui had filed a petition within the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom in Might 2017 over alleged harassment by the Federal Investigation Company (FIA). After listening to the petition, the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom had directed the FIA to cease harassing the journalist.
Talking additional on the press convention, he stated that he was summoned by the FIA after his identify cropped up in an inventory of social media activists in 2011.
The journalist stated that again then, he was questioned by a deputy director with the company.
Siddiqui stated his case was heard solely as soon as and it has not been fastened for listening to once more.
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