Sami Abrahim's disappearance was first announced in a police tweet late on Wednesday, hours after he went missing. His family and the Karachi-based independent BOL television, where Abrahim works, claimed on Thursday that he had been abducted.
Abrahim has long publicly opposed the government of Imran Khan's successor, Premier Shahbaz Sharif.
In a news announcement, BOL TV said Abrahim was taken by unidentified men on Wednesday. Abrahim's brother, Ali Raza, filed a police complaint claiming that eight people in four vehicles intercepted his brother's car on his way back home from work in the capital, Islamabad, and took him away. His driver was unharmed.
The police tweet promised they would do their best to find the well-known TV reporter.
Abrahim’s disappearance comes two weeks after another pro-Imran Khan TV journalist, Imran Riaz, went missing. Pakistani police have denied detaining him.
Reporters Without Borders — the international media watchdog also known by its French acronym RSF — expressed concern on Tuesday for Riaz's safety.
In a statement, it urged Pakistan’s government "to ensure respect for the rule of law by immediately revealing where and in what conditions he is being held.”
Pakistan's media community and journalists have also demanded accountability for those behind the October killing in Kenya of Arshad Sharif, a prominent Pakistani TV anchor.
The 50-year-old journalist was living in Kenya to avoid arrest at home on charges of maligning the powerful military. According to Kenyan police, officers opened fire at a car carrying Sharif when it drove through a checkpoint outside Nairobi instead of stopping.
Later, Nairobi police expressed regret over the shooting, saying it was a case of "mistaken identity” during a search for a similar car involved in a child abduction case.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill held a fiery media conference in which he lashed out at Shirazi for criticising the government’s economic policies in her article.
Prime minister shared five pictures, which were captured in the garden of his Banigala residence, to show that he is relaxing at home with his pets and not at all bothered about what the opposition leaders are planning against his government.
On Sunday night, the PDM held its sixth and last public rally at the Minar-e-Pakistan Ground Lahore and its leaders lambasted the government for its failures in every sphere of life.
In an address to the nation, PM Shahbaz said the unrest by Imran's supporters "damaged sensitive public and private property," forcing him to deploy the military in Islamabad, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces.
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