Social media journalist
A social media journalist Arsalan Khan has reportedly gone missing from the city’s Clifton area in Karachi. His fellows said he turned into picked up through law enforcement agencies.
However, Senior Superintendent of Police South, Asad Raza, refused any reference to the reported kidnapping. He instructed that the police had now no longer delayed the Social media journalist. His own circle of relatives has now no longer approached the police but to the hotel for any complaint.
Later, the Social media journalist Arsalan Khan’s wife Ayesha instructed that she had visited the Clifton police station to register FIR however officers had refused to do so. Arsalan Khan’s house is positioned in Clifton, which falls in the District South jurisdiction.
Social media journalist Arsalan referred to as AK-47 on Twitter has served as a journalist for distinctive broadcasters in the past, consisting of Geo News. He has additionally been lively on Twitter and is presently related to a civil society business enterprise known as Karachi Bachao Tehreek (KBT).
Amnesty International South Asia additionally issued an announcement, expressing problems approximately his reported disappearance.
We are deeply worried about the kidnapping of Social media journalist Arsalan Khan from his home in Karachi these days at 4 am. Pakistan must stop this hateful exercise of punishing opposite by pulling humans away from their loved ones.
It quoted that the newly fashioned Inter-Ministerial Committee on Missing Persons have to be aware of the annoying disconnect between what they’re announcing and what’s simply going on the ground.
PPP Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said that he noticed a video message of Arsalan’s wife, including she turned into instructed that her husband speaks and writes loads on social media.
The Senator said that speaking and writing isn’t a criminal offense however forcibly kidnapping and disappearing a citizen.
Senior journalist Hamid Mir additionally said that the report of the disappearance of the social media journalist asked whether or not Arsalan had initiated a fashion in opposition to any country institution.
Journalist Ammar Ali Jan turned into the view that national team spirit turned into had to war in opposition to the offensive coverage of enforced disappearances.
Meanwhile, KBT an association of numerous political and civil society tasks additionally expressed problems approximately what they known as the kidnapping of its journalist and introduced a challenge in opposition to his disappearance on Friday evening.
KBT Convener Khurram Nayar instructed Arsalan turned into a volunteer. He claimed that a few regulation enforcement employees reportedly took the journalist away from his rental in Clifton at some point in the hours of Friday.
Nayar reported that the journalist’s own circle of relatives additionally skilled an unsightly attitude, claiming the wife turned into instructed through guys selecting up Arsalan that her husband speaks loads.
According to the KBT representatives, the position of the Social media journalist has been nonetheless now no longer known. He said that the guys who took away Arsalan additionally reportedly take away his pc and cell phone.
The Karachi Union of Journalists sentenced the arrest of the social media journalist and termed it a critical attack on freedom of expression.
In an announcement, KUJ General Secretary Fahim Siddiqi and President Shahid Iqbal additionally reported that Arsalan turned into delayed by regulation enforcement agencies. They said that regulation enforcers performed a raid on his house in Clifton and took him away.
Quoting an announcement from Arsalan’s wife, the KUJ representatives said that Arsalan turned into arrested for being a social media journalist.