2 Journalists among 4 people abducted by Pakistan in occupied Balochistan

Pakistani forces picked up four people from occupied Balochistan and these people are now “missing” since Sunday. These four “missing persons” people are from Qillah Abdulla and Kharan districts of occupied Balochistan.

According to local sources, Pakistani forces raided a house in Lijje area of ​​Kharan district and arrested two youths and then transferred them to an undisclosed location. The “missing persons” include Din Mohammad (son of Kashmir Mohammad Hasani) and Liaqat (son of Wadera Mohammad Karim Sasoli).

In yet another case of forceful abduction by the Pakistani forces, two journalists affiliated with private media outlets were abducted from Chaman, a border town in occupied Balochistan’s Qillah Abdullah district.

As per the local sources, these abducted journalists are affiliated with news channels broadcasting in Pashto and Urdu.

Saeed Ali Achakzai, former president of Chaman Press Club and senior reporter of Samaa News and Abdul Mateen Achakzai of Khyber News have been “missing” since last Sunday evening.

Journalists’ organizations have condemned their abduction and demanded immediate and unconditional release of both these journalists.

Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries for fair and transparent journalism. In the 2019 Reporters sans frontières (alias Reporters Without Borders) press freedom index, Pakistan was ranked at 142 out of 180 countries.

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