British journalist freed after five months as hostage in Tribal Areas

first_img Help by sharing this information The group had threatened to kill Qureshi if they did not obtain the release of Taliban leaders Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Mullah Mansoor Dadullah and Maulavi Kabir. They also demanded 10 million dollars in ransom. Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Pakistan to go further One of Qureshi’s companions was executed by their abductors, a previously unknown armed group calling itself the Asian Tigers that consists of Pakistanis from Punjab province. One of the kidnappers, Usman Punjabi, was himself killed in a clash with other insurgents in late August. PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder September 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 British journalist freed after five months as hostage in Tribal Areas January 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very relieved to learn that British journalist Asad Qureshi was released today after being held hostage by a militant group in northwestern Pakistan for the past five and a half months. News Several Pakistani journalists, including a Reporters Without Borders representative, interceded with the kidnappers on Qureshi’s behalf. Qureshi, who had been working on a documentary on the Taliban insurrection for Britain’s Channel 4 television, was kidnapped along with two former Pakistani military intelligence officers on 25 March 2010 in the North Waziristan tribal area. Reporters Without Borders did not say anything about his abduction at Channel 4’s request. News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire April 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Taliban kidnapped Sean Langan, a Channel 4 reporter, and his Afghan fixer in 2008. Organisation last_img read more