LAHORE: A British-Pakistani activist was briefly abducted late Tuesday by unknown men in the eastern city of Lahore, her family said.
Gul Bukhari, 52, was detained for several hours by unknown men.
Bukhari was on her way to a TV news station in Lahore where she was due to appear as an analyst on a late night show when she was stopped, her husband Ali Nadir told AFP.
“She left around 10:40 pm for a private news channel but was apparently picked up on the way. It seems to be plainclothes people but we don’t have any more info,” he said in a WhatsApp message.
He later confirmed that she had been freed, but could not immediately provide further details.
The British High Commission in Islamabad said Wednesday that it was aware of the reported incident and “reaching out with consular assistance”.
“We are very concerned at reports of Gul Bukhari’s abduction last night,” the High Commission said in a statement posted on Twitter.—AFP