Pakistan reporter Taha Siddiqui flees armed abductors

From BBC - January 10, 2018

A prominent Pakistani journalist has escaped an attempt to abduct him by armed men in the capital Islamabad.

Taha Siddiqui says 10-12 unidentified men beat him and threatened to kill him as he took a cab to the airport. He jumped out of the vehicle, reports say.

The journalist says he is now "safe with police", who are investigating.

Mr Siddiqui featured in a recent BBC article about press freedom in Pakistan, one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists.


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