Anchorperson and YouTuber, Imran Riaz Khan, has returned home after nearly 5 months of disappearance. According to the District Police Officer Sialkot Hassan Iqbal, Imran Riaz Khan was “recovered” and safely returned home.
The journalist was arrested on May 11 from the Sialkot Airport under 2MPO after the May 9 protests that broke out across the country following PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest from the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Imran Riaz Khan left in a private vehicle after his release from the District Jail on May 12, while the Lahore High Court (LHC) was informed on May 15 that the anchorperson was released from jail after taking his undertaking in writing.
However, the journalist went missing for a period over four months. On September 20, the Lahore High Court (LHC), gave the Punjab Police Chief a last opportunity to to recover Imran Riaz Khan by September 26.
In a post on X – formerly known as Twitter, the Sialkot Police, a day before their deadline, posted, “Journalist/anchor Mr Imran Riaz Khan has been safely recovered.”, adding that he is with his family.
Journalist/Anchor Mr.Imran Riaz Khan has been safely recovered. He is now with his family.— Sialkot Police (@DpoSialkot) September 25, 2023
صحافی/اینکر عمران ریاض خان صاحب بازیاب ہو چکے ہیں۔ وہ اپنے گھر پہنچ چکے ہیں@OfficialDPRPP @rpogujranwala @PunjabPoliceCPO @GovtofPunjabPK @GovtofPakistan
This was further confirmed by Imran Riaz Khan’s lawyer, who posted, “It took a lot of time due to the pile of difficulties, the limit of understanding of the matter, the weak judiciary and the current ineffective general constitution and legal helplessness,”
“Despite the unspeakable circumstances, Allah Almighty showed us this best day.” he added.
اللہ کے خاص فضل، کرم و رحمت سے اپنے شہزادے کو پھر لے آیا ھوں-— Mian Ali Ashfaq (@MianAliAshfaq) September 25, 2023
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