world talking news – UK ‘deeply concerned’ by brief abduction of British Pakistani journalist and establishment critic
The UK has expressed deep concern after a British Pakistani journalist was kidnapped by unnamed males within the newest seizure of a media critic of the navy institution.
Gul Bukhari was driving to a tv studio late on Tuesday when her automotive was intercepted by pick-up vehicles within the metropolis of Lahore.
Her plainclothes abductors have been overseen by males carrying navy uniforms in accordance with her driver. A masks was positioned over her face and she or he was pushed off.
Ms Bukhari, a twin British nationwide, was later launched to her household who stated she was effectively and requested privateness.
However the British Excessive Fee stated it was giving her consular help and stated it was “very involved at stories of Gul Bukhari’s abduction”.
Ms Bukhari has been an outspoken critic of the navy prematurely of what’s anticipated to be a tense general election scheduled for July 25.
She has additionally defended ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who clashed with the defence establishment before the Supreme Court forced him from office last year over an undeclared supply of revenue.
A string of social media activists have been kidnapped previously yr in what rights’ teams say is a marketing campaign to intimidate and silence critics of the highly effective safety institution.