ISLAMABAD: In an unexpected twist, Imran Riaz Khan, a well-known Pakistani TV anchor and popular YouTuber, has resurfaced after vanishing without a trace for a staggering four months.
revelation follows a nationwide crackdown on supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, during which Khan was initially arrested.
Imran Riaz Khan,
who is known for his sympathy towards ex-PM Imran Khan, was taken into custody on May 11, as confirmed by his lawyer, Mian Ali Ashfaq. His arrest was connected to the violent protests that erupted on May 9 when fervent supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf set government buildings on fire and attacked military installations across the country.
detained under the Maintenance of Public Order ordinance, which allows authorities to detain an individual to maintain public order for a maximum of six months. He was held initially at the Cantt police station and later transferred to Sialkot prison.
What baffled everyone was that Khan was released on May 15 after providing a written undertaking, but he disappeared from the public eye for an astonishing four months.
Muhammad Riaz, who was desperate to find his son, filed a case alleging his son’s abduction against unknown individuals and even implicated police officials. He took the matter to the Lahore High Court, where he persistently sought his son’s safe return. During a crucial hearing, the Lahore High Court issued a final ultimatum to the Punjab police chief to locate the missing anchor.
twist occurred when Sialkot Police took to Twitter with a jaw-dropping announcement: “Journalist/Anchor Mr. Imran Riaz Khan has been safely recovered. He is now with his family.” The news stunned the nation, leaving everyone eager to learn the intriguing details of Khan’s four-month disappearance.
Imran Riaz Khan’s return
is not just a homecoming; it’s a remarkable and astonishing development in a story that took a mysterious turn. The entire nation is now waiting anxiously to unravel the truth behind his disappearance and the circumstances that led to his safe return to his family.