Ali Imran Syed, a Geo News reporter from Karachi, has been missing for more than 15 hours, but still, did not trace him yet. He asked he is to leave the house for half an hour. According to the family, they went to a nearby bakery but did not return yet.
Ali Imran Syed’s brother Talib Rizvi said that Ali Imran left the house between 7 and 8 pm yesterday and did not return even after a long time. He said that Ali Imran also left his mobile phone at home.
The family of Ali Imran Syed said that the Karachi Police Chief and DIG East have also been informed about the disappearance, while an application has also been submitted to the Sachal police station regarding his disappearance. Meanwhile, SHO Sachal Police Station Haroon Korai confirmed that a request for the incident has been received.
After the disappearance of Ali Imran Syed, a storm broke out on social media, and demand for the recovery of Ali Imran Syed began to gain momentum, now this demand is trending on Twitter for which more than 14,000 people have tweeted.
A leading journalist and analyst Najam Sethi wrote that Geo News journalist Ali Imran Syed is missing because he had released CCTV footage of Capt. (R) Safdar’s arrest so that it would be known. Who made the arrest?
He asked if there would be any inquiry into it?
Geo reporter Ali Imran has “disappeared” because he dug out video evidence showing WHO is responsible for the Safdar/IGP affair. Will any Inquiry Committee take note? #BringBackAliImran @CPJAsia @RSF_inter @HRCP87
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) October 24, 2020
Anchorperson, Arshad Sharif wrote that Ali Imran Syed had run the CCTV of Awari Hotel in which those who arrested Captain Safdar could be seen. He wrote that it seems that he has disappeared in the crime of fulfilling his journalistic responsibility.
Reporter #AliImran aired the CCTV footage of Avari Hotel raid to arrest #CaptainSafdar
He seems to be a victim of enforced disappearance for doing his journalistic duty. #Journalismisnotacrime and journalists need protection in #Pakistan #BringBackAliImran pic.twitter.com/gEaG1yUeKp
— Arshad Sharif (@arsched) October 24, 2020
A user shared a video of Ali Imran Syed’s wife in which she said that he left the house for half an hour to go bakery but did not return.
This is Ali Imran's wife who says that her husband has been missing for the last four hours and said I will come back in half an hour, mobile is also at home and car but a man went to a nearby bakery but could not come back.#BringBackAliImran pic.twitter.com/dcvuJaQlpi
— Naira Naseem (@NAIRA_266) October 23, 2020