Senior journalist Imran Riaz Khan returned home “safely” on Monday morning after being missing for more than four months.
Sialkot police, in a post on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) confirmed the news, and said, “Journalist/anchor Mr Imran Riaz Khan has been safely recovered. He is now with his family.”
Separately, his lawyer Ashfaq, said in a post on X, “By God’s special blessing, grace, and mercy, I have brought back my prince.
“It took a lot of time due to the mountain of difficulties, the last limit of understanding of the matter, a weak judiciary, and the current ineffective public constitution and legal helplessness,” he said.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also confirmed Imran’s return and said “he is one of many names suffering from enforced disappearances”.
The party also urged the release of all “political prisoners and prisoners of conscience” who are in “illegal” incarceration”.
The anchorperson, a staunch and vocal supporter of ousted PM and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and his policies, was arrested on May 11 reportedly by the police, in the aftermath of May 9 riots.