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Kidnappers Free Pakistani Media Group Executive

FILE: Pakistani journalists rally to demand security.
FILE: Pakistani journalists rally to demand security.

An executive at a leading Pakistani media group says that a director who was abducted earlier this week has been freed by his captors and has arrived safely in Islamabad.

Group director Muhammad Suleman said on September 30 that Abid Abdullah, the director of coordination at Jang media group, arrived at the organization's offices the evening before and is well.

Suleman did not give further details.

A group of gunmen kidnapped Abdullah on September 28 after intercepting his car in the northwestern city of Peshawar as he was on a business trip there.

Abdullah's driver told police that gunmen forced Abdullah into another vehicle and sped away.

The motive behind the kidnapping was not clear, but the Jang media group has strongly criticized militants, politicians, and the military establishment.

Based on reporting by AP