Journalist kidnapped and released in Pakistan

According to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Noorul Hasan, Royal TV’s Peshawar bureau chief, was kidnapped on February 8, when a group of armed men in two cars stopped his car while he and his crew were returning from Swat in North West Frontier Province. The others were not harmed, but Hasan said he was detained, blindfolded, threatened and questioned about his recent interview with a local Taliban leader, Muslim Khan. Hasan was freed 30 hours later when he was thrown from a car in Islamabad.