KARACHI: After being missing for over 22 hours, senior Geo News reporter Ali Imran Syed returned to his mother’s home in Karachi on Saturday evening.
After reaching his mother’s home in the city, he reportedly established contact with his wife over the phone. He has returned safely and has not been physically harmed, he reportedly told her.
The journalist went missing on Friday evening after he had reportedly gone to a nearby bakery but did not return home.
He left home between 7pm-8pm and told the family that he would come back in half an hour but did not return despite the passage of many hours.
His car is parked outside the house and his mobile phone is also at home, his wife had said at the time.
Police authorities were informed about Imran’s disappearance and had registered a case. Geo News administration also said the Karachi police chief and DIG East informed of Imran having gone missing.
Police said the scene will be thoroughly inspected and CCTV footage will be obtained to probe further into the matter.
CM Sindh orders immediate recovery
While taking notice of the matter, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah directed Inspector General of Sindh Police Mushtaq Mahar to ensure that Geo News reporter is immediately recovered.
“Such actions against journalists are intolerable,” said Murad Ali Shah.
“I want a progress report on Ali Imran every hour.”
The chief minister assured the channel’s management that Ali Imran will be returned soon.