Javed Iqbal, who is also the newly appointed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chief, said tribal elders of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) played a vital role in her release. On the day of her disappearance, Shahzadi was blocked on the road by two cars, and abducted by armed men.
Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, who is heading the Commission for Missing Persons, confirmed Shehzadi's recovery to BBC Urdu. It has been revealed that some non-actors and enemy agencies had kidnapped her back then.
Shahzadi's family has yet to issue a statement.
The first female journalist, Zeenat Shehzadi, who mysteriously went missing in Lahore in 2015, has returned home safely.
The 25-year-old freelance reporter had earlier raised her voice for missing persons in Pakistan.
In March 2016, Zeenat Shahzadi's heart-broken brother Saddam also committed suicide at the abduction of her sister. "My sister is missing and my younger brother (Saddam) who was deeply attached to her hanged himself after losing hope to get reunited with her", Salman Latif, Shahzadi's brother, had told PTI. With the help of social media, she was able to contact Ansari's mother in India and filed a case with the Supreme Court on her behalf. She was scheduled to appear before the commission to testify in the case of Ansari's disappearance in the next few days.
Ansari was sentenced to three years" imprisonment reportedly by a military court on charges of illegally entering Pakistan and "spying'.
"Helping an Indian prisoner - Hamid Ansari - in Pakistan has cost us dearly. When she spoke to Ansari's mother she literally cried along with her and vowed to help", Latif said.