Rawalpindi - The train march that started by journalists from Sukkur for recovery of two of their missing colleagues reached Rawalpindi Railway Station on Tuesday.

The marchers were received by President Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), Afzal Butt, along with National Press Club member governing body Syed Sheryar Shah, senior journalist Shahid Malik, President Crime, Court and City Journalists Association Gulzar Khan, Nadim Tanvali and many others including female journalists. The marchers after staying for some hours in Rawalpindi left for next destination Peshawar.

Earlier, the journalists staged a demonstration at Rawalpindi Railway Station and raised voice for safe recovery of two Sindh-based journalists, who were allegedly kidnapped by robbers and unknown culprits.

Shahid Ali and Hakim Ali Abro, Sindh-based media men, were kidnapped by unknown kidnappers for ransom while the government has failed in taking action against the kidnappers despite registration of cases. Addressing the protesters, RIUJ President Afzal Butt vehemently condemned the kidnapping of Sindhi journalists and asked the government to take concrete steps for their safe recovery from clutches of kidnappers. He said that the journalists would widen their protest across the country if the government did not recover their missing colleagues.

He said that Hakim Ali Abro has been in captivity of robbers for the last two months who were demanding Rs 7 million from his family as ransom for his release whereas Shahid Ali was abducted by some unknown abductors some seven days ago. “I request PM Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to order law enforcement agencies to recover the missing media men or else the journalists would agitate in every city of Pakistan,” he said.