The last time Shahnaz Sajid spoke to her husband, Sajid Hussain, the couple discussed how Sajid and their two children would soon join the Pakistani journalist in Sweden.
Who’s behind it?
Daniel Bastard, the head of the media organization’s Asia-Pacific desk, said it appeared to be a forced disappearance.
Threats across borders
Pakistan has incrementally crept up indexes listing it as one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. A 2018 report by the U.S.-based Committee to Project Journalists found that Pakistan’s military intimidated the media into silence and allegedly instigated attacks on journalists.
Tortured ‘for pleasure’
Goraya, who has written about allegations that the military was involved in the political system and was behind human rights abuses in Balochistan, said he was targeted before.
Time of uncertainty
Hussain’s disappearance has renewed fears for other Pakistani journalists in exile, although his wife, Sajid, expressed faith in democracy and Sweden, the country that took her husband in.
06 Apr 20/Monday Source: voanews