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May 31, 2011 at 05:49pm IST

Pak journalist Saleem Shahzad's car found

New Delhi: The car of the missing Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, has been found with an unidentified body inside it.

Saleem Shahzad went missing on Sunday after he wrote about links between the Pakistani navy and the al Qaeda - that led to the attack on the Mehran naval base earlier this month.

Human rights groups suspected that he has been detained by intelligence agencies for his reports over the Mehran base attack.

Pak journalist Saleem Shahzad's car found

Syed Saleem Shahzad's car has been found with an unidentified body inside it.

Pakistani media reported that a former Navy commando and two associates have been arrested in connection with May 22 attack on the naval base in Karachi. The attack on PNS Mehran left 10 security personnel dead.

Mehmal Sarfaraz, the Op-Ed editor of the 'Daily Times' told CNN-IBN that an FIR was filed.

Mehmal Sarfaraz claimed Shahzad had a premonition that he would be abducted by the ISI and left a note beforehand with a human rights group. "The Human Rights Watch has confirmed that the ISI has detained him. It's for a story he did on May 27 which dealt with sensitive info. It was an embarrassment for the government so he might have been picked up for that story. He'd left a letter with the HRW to say that if he went missing, to say that it is the ISI," Sarfaraz said.

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