Who abducted Shahbaz Taseer
By Zaheerul Hassan
Son on Slain e Governor Punjab , Mr. Shahbaz Taseer, who was abducted on from the Gulberg area of Lahore on August 26, 2011, was released with concerted efforts of law enforcers agencies in Kuchlak area of Balochistan today (8 Mar 2016).
According to Aitzaz Goraya, head of the Counter-Terrorism Department of Balochistan province disclosed to AFP: “Yes, we have recovered him.”
“Acting on a tip-off, intelligence forces and police went to a compound in the Kuchlak district some 25 kilometres north of Quetta,” Goraya added.
“We surrounded the compound and raided it. We didn’t find anyone. A single person was there and he told us my name is Shahbaz and my father’s name is Salmaan Taseer.”
People of Pakistan including ruling government elite, Foremr president Zardi , Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, Billawal Bhutto, Bukhtawar Bhutto, Aseefa Bhutto, Imran Khan of PTI welcome the safely release of the abductee.
Anwarul Haq Kakar, spokesperson for the Balochistan government, told a private TV news channel: “I can confirm that Shahbaz Taseer has been safely recovered. He is in safe hands.”
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar also confirmed the recovery during a Senate session.
He was abducted Shahbaz left his house from Cavalry Ground in his silver Mercedes Kompressor (LZT-1) for his office around 10:15am. His car was intercepted by a black SUV and motorbike around 600 yards from the office and up to three men dragged Taseer out of the car and took him away.
Shahbaz’s father-in-law Salman Ghani also confirmed his freedom. He was probably abducted by a student of University of Engineering Lahore then has been kept in Lahore for couple of days. Later on these local terrorist handed him over to TTP in the Tribal Area of Pakistan. From there he was shifted to Afghanistan and traveled back to Quetta Pakistan.
A second militant source said the Taliban had been demanding up to Rs2 billion for his release.
Security analyst Imtiaz Gul said it was possible a ransom had been paid and Shahbaz had been abandoned by his abductors once they received the money.
Nonetheless , ISI, FSC, CTD and local police has to be appreciated for the recover of Shahbaz Taseer. The nation is demanding that all security agencies should also make concrete efforts for the release of son of Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani