Salman Taseer’s abducted son recovered from Balochistan

QUETTA: Law enforcement agencies on Tuesday recovered, Shahbaz Taseer, abducted son of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer from Kuchlak area of Balochistan, five years after he was kidnapped from Lahore.

Shahbaz Taseer was kidnapped from Lahore on Aug 26, 2011 near his company’s head office in Gulberg few months after assassination of his father SalmanTaseer at the hands of his body guard Mumtaz Qadri.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), media wing of the army, confirmed Shahbaz Taseer was recovered in a raid carried out in Kuchlak. Anwarul Haq, spokesman for the Balochistan government said Shabaz Taseer is safe and sound, and a decision to shift him to Lahore will be made soon,” he said, adding that the raid was conducted between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan also confirmed the news while speaking in the Senate. A senior police official said Taseer was recovered during a raid jointly conducted by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and intelligence agencies near Quetta.

Shahbaz Taseer is said to have been kidnapped by operatives of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi before being handed over to al-Qaeda and the Taliban in northwestern tribal areas of the country.



Neo Monitoring Report

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