Karachi journalist picked up by men in plainclothes: police.

KARACHI -- A journalist working for a private television channel was taken away by unidentified men from near his residence in Karachi on Monday, according to his family and the police.

Nafees Naeem, who is associated with private tv, was picked up by men in plainclothes near his residence in Nazimabad area of Karachi, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police West-Zone Nasir Aftab told media.

Naeem works as an assignment editor for the TV channel.

Aftab said police immediately contacted Naeem's family after learning about the incident, adding that a station house officer (SHO) from the Nazimabad Police Station also visited the journalist's house.

The DIG said the police had obtained CCTV footage of the incident, which showed plainclothed men aboard a Vigo [a four-wheel-drive truck] approaching the journalist and picking him up.

The police officer said he spoke to the wife of the journalist who said her husband had left home at around 3:50pm to get some groceries and hadn't returned since then. The DIG said the police had asked the family to lodge a first information report (FIR) if they wanted to.


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