Pakistani journalist who criticised military tells of attempted abduction

Pakistani journalist who criticised military tells of attempted abduction

Taha Siddiqui says two vehicles blocked his car on motorway before armed men beat him and tried to drag him away

An award-winning journalist known for his critical reporting of Pakistan’s powerful military has said he narrowly avoided abduction after his taxi was stopped by armed men.

Taha Siddiqui, who has reported for the Guardian, France 24 and other outlets, said he was travelling on a highway in Rawalpindi on Wednesday when two vehicles blocked his car from the front and back.

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