Kidnapped Shahbaz Taseer, Ali Haider Gilani in Afghanistan: Punjab Home Minister

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Friday, 20 February 2015 20:50

LAHORE: It has been revealed that kidnapped sons of late Punjab governor Salman Taseer and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani are being held in Afghanistan, Media reported.

All efforts were being made to recover Shahbaz Taseer and Ali Haider Gilani, Colonel (retd) Shuja Khanzada - Punjab Home Minister said on Friday.

Officials in Afghanistan have been contacted by the Punjab government to recover and bring the two men back to Pakistan.

He said that around 95 per cent of kidnapping-related cases in Pakistan occur in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Shahbaz Taseer was kidnapped while driving towards his company’s head office of the First Capital Group off M.M. Alam Road in Gulberg, Lahore on Aug 26, 2011.

The abductors who, according to witnesses, used a Prado jeep and a motorcycle, bundled the young Taseer into the four-wheeler and rushed away unimpeded.

While on May 9, 2013, Ali Haider Gilani was abducted from Multan outside a Pakistan People’s Party office.

He was leaving a PPP street corner meeting outside the house of a supporter at Matti Tal Road in Farrukh Town when he was kidnapped.

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