A Pakistani woman journalist, who went missing in Lahore in 2015, has been rescued by security forces.
According to Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal, who is also the head of Pakistan's missing person's commission, she was kidnapped by terrorists and "enemy agencies", and she was recovered from them.
The Lahore-based reporter was recovered from Pak-Afghan border on Wednesday night, he said, adding that some non-state actors and hostile intelligence agencies were involved in her disappearance.
He also points out that the tribals from Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces have played a key role in her recovery. After obtaining a special power of attorney, she had been working relentlessly for his release till she disappeared in August 2015. The two had been in touch on daily basis before her kidnapping.
Human rights activist Hina Jillani, in a 2016 interview with BBC Urdu, alleged that Shahzadi had once told her family that she had been "forcibly taken away by security agencies", detained for four hours and questioned about Hamid. "I am thrilled that she is home safe".
According to Zeenat's family, she had been receiving threatening phone calls asking her not to pursue Ansari's case before her alleged enforced disappearance. "My sister has not committed any crime in helping an Indian national", Shahzadi's brother, Salman Latif said. "My sister is missing and my younger brother (Saddam) who was deeply attached to her hanged himself after losing hope to get reunited with her".
IA Rehman, the Human rights activists and former secretary general Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has advocated that Ansari should be released from Jail as he has already served his sentence. "I don't even know what what condition she was in for the past two years and what she might have gone through", Ms. Ansari said.
The case described that Hamid Ansari, lives in Mumbai was arrested for illegally entering Pakistan from Afghanistan reportedly to meet a girl he had befriended online.