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Pakistani journalist abducted in Lahore freed hours later
Posted on: 06-06-2018 , 09:40:AM | DY365 Bureau

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June 6, 2018: In a recent development, Gul Bukhari - a Pakistani journalist and rights activist – who was being abducted in Lahore was freed early on Wednesday, several hours after the abduction.

 

As per reports, Bukhari, who is a dual Pakistani-British national, has been an unusually vocal critic of Pakistan's powerful military on social media and its alleged meddling in politics. She has also defended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party founder Nawaz Sharif, who has clashed with the military.
 
 
Reortedly, she was on her way to record a TV programme on Tuesday evening on the late-night Waqt news show when her vehicle was intercepted in the cantonment area of the eastern city of Lahore and she was taken away. 
 
 
Bukhari's abduction drew widespread outrage on social media, becoming the main trending topic on Twitter in Pakistan. Many activists swiftly pointed the finger at the military, calling it part of efforts to stifle dissent.
 
 
It may be stated that in the past six months, Bukhari, who has 69,000 Twitter followers, has penned several critical articles for the Nation newspaper about Pakistan's military and the judiciary, accusing them of overstepping their constitutional mandate and trying to interfere in the political process.
 
 

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