Anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan has finally returned home safely after being missing for over four months. This positive development was confirmed by Punjab Inspector General, Dr. Usman Anwar. The District Police Officer of Sialkot, Hassan Iqbal, also announced the news on social media.
اللہ کے خاص فضل، کرم و رحمت سے اپنے شہزادے کو پھر لے آیا ھوں-
مشکلات کے انبار، معاملہ فہمی کی آخری حد، کمزور عدلیہ و موجودہ غیر مؤثر سر عام آئین و قانونی بے بسی کی وجہ سے بہت زیادہ وقت لگا- 🙏
ناقابل بیان حالات کے باوجود اللہ رب العزت نے یہ بہترین دن دکھایا اس وقت صرف بے پناہ… pic.twitter.com/z96M9pGaPZ
— Mian Ali Ashfaq (@MianAliAshfaq) September 25, 2023
In a statement, the Sialkot police declared, “Journalist and anchor, Mr. Imran Riaz Khan, has been safely recovered and is now reunited with his family.” Imran Riaz Khan’s lawyer, Ali Ashfaq, echoed this joyous news, expressing gratitude for his safe return in a social media post.
Journalist/Anchor Mr.Imran Riaz Khan has been safely recovered. He is now with his family.
صحافی/اینکر عمران ریاض خان صاحب بازیاب ہو چکے ہیں۔ وہ اپنے گھر پہنچ چکے ہیں@OfficialDPRPP @rpogujranwala @PunjabPoliceCPO @GovtofPunjabPK @GovtofPakistan
— Sialkot Police (@DpoSialkot) September 25, 2023
Imran Riaz Khan, known for his YouTube channel and television anchoring, was apprehended two days after widespread protests erupted across the country following the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan on May 9. After his arrest, he was initially taken to Cantt police station and later transferred to Sialkot prison.
Following a petition filed in the Lahore High Court for his release, a legal representative informed the court that Imran Riaz Khan was released from jail on May 15 after providing a written undertaking. On September 20, the Lahore High Court issued a final ultimatum to the Punjab police chief to locate and recover Imran Riaz Khan.