Sajid Gondal, deputy director of the Pakistan Securities and Exchange Commission (SECP) and a former journalist, posted on Twitter last night to return home.
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SECP officer Sajid Gondal has recovered and returned home. Sajid Gondal says he has returned home and is safe. Sajid Gondal had suddenly disappeared a few days ago and his vehicle was found parked outside the office of the Agricultural Research Center.
“I am just happy to be back and thank you to all who were upset for me,” he said.
I am back and safe, and I am thankful to all friends who were worried for me.
— Sajid Gondal (@sgondal) September 8, 2020
Sajid Gondal went missing from Islamabad last Thursday evening.
His family staged a protest in front of the Prime Minister’s House yesterday, and reports say the prime minister was aware of Gondal’s disappearance and formed a three-member committee to investigate.
— Ihtesham Afghan (@IhteshamAfghan) September 7, 2020
Sajid Gondal’s mother had also approached the Islamabad High Court to find out if her son had been abducted.
Amnesty International and politicians in Pakistan have called for Sajid’s return.
Pakistan: Sajid Gondal, a former journalist and an official with the SECP, is missing and feared to have been disappeared. We call upon the authorities to establish his whereabouts immediately. #BringBackSajidGondal
— Amnesty International South Asia (@amnestysasia) September 4, 2020
Retired Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa, an adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan and head of the CPAC, Sajid has been linked to a assets report of advisor on social media, which was published a few days ago by journalist Ahmad Noorani.
Farhatullah Babar said on Twitter that there was a growing perception that the kidnapping of Sajid Gondal was linked to a report of Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa.
Authorities must come out clean on who abducted Sajid Gondal & why. CCTV camera footage, Disappearances Commission and numerous investigation agencies must make it possible. Otherwise the suspicion that it was linked to Bajwa story will gain credence and echo unto eternity
— Farhatullah Babar (@FarhatullahB) September 9, 2020
But Gondal’s wife denied rumors that her husband’s disappearance was linked to the disclosure of documents about a well-known figure,Ahmad Noorani also said that the source was not Sajid Gondal.
Pakistani journalist Ahmad Noorani has claimed in a report published on the website FactFocus that Asim Saleem Bajwa and his family have billions of rupees worth of assets and investments in a number of other countries, including the United States.
Asim Bajwa denied the report and called it propaganda against his family.