Balochistan PG released after 18 days in captivity
18 March, 2013
QUETTA: Abducted Balochistan Prosecutor General Abdul Wasay Tareen reached home on Sunday after remaining in captivity for 18 day.
Tareen had mysteriously gone missing from Zhob district on February 28 while travelling to Islamabad for hearing of cases in the Supreme Court. The legal fraternity throughout the province held rallies and protest demonstration following the kidnapping, besides boycotting court proceedings.
According to the Balochistan Levies officials in Zhob, unidentified armed men released Tareen in Dara Band area, which is between the Zhob district and Dera Ismail Khan. The family sources said that Tareen was set free at the National Highway near Sherani District adjacent to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and he is in good health.
Advocate Sajid Tareen, a member of the Balochistan National Party and brother of Wasey Tareen, told the media that his brother was released after the tribal elders intervened. He ruled out payment of ransom for the recovery of his brother. Talking to media, Abdul Wasay Tareen said that four armed men had abducted him at gunpoint and he was blindfolded. He added that before his abduction the armed men had opened fire on his vehicle.
Tareen said that he was kept in a jungle where he spent 17 days, but on Saturday night the abductors released him by the roadside before fleeing. On a question about ransom, the Balochistan PG said that his release became possible due to the efforts of tribal elders and legal fraternity.