May 30, 2011

Journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad goes missing

Dawn is reporting Syed Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistan bureau chief of Asia Times Online has gone missing.

ISLAMABAD:

Days before his disappearance, Shahzad had authored an article that alleged links between navy officials and al Qaeda.

Ali Imran, a Coordinator at the South Asia Free Media Association (Safma) in an email stated that Mr Shahbaz had left his house in Islamabad to participate in a television program but that he did not reach the TV station.

He did not contact his family and friends either, Mr Imran said, adding that Mr Shahzad’s mobile phone and car had not been traced yet.

He recently alleged a link betweenAl Qaeda and the Pakistani Navy

By Matt Damon at 11:10 AM | Comments |