Kidnapped Son Of Assassinated Pakistan Governor Rescued After 5 Years

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2:47 pm 9 Mar, 2016


Shahbaz Taseer– the son of the assassinated businessman and politician Salman Taseer– was rescued after five years in captivity. He was freed during an army-led operation in Quetta.

He was kidnapped months after his father was shot dead by one of his police guards Mumtaz Qadri.

Qadri was angered by Salmaan Taseer’s campaign against Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law.

A statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said:

“Intelligence agencies have recovered Shahbaz Taseer from an area near Kuchlak, Balochistan.”



A photo of Shahbaz Taseer after he was released from kidnappers. dawn

Shortly after he was rescued, an army spokesman, Asim Bajwa, shared photos of Shahbaz and said he was “hale and hearty”.

The official tweeted:

According to Dawn, he has been shifted from Kuchlak to Quetta and is reportedly in stable condition. Doctors were also called to conduct a medical check-up. He is expected to reunite with his family in Lahore soon.

Fazlullah Kakar, an official of the Balochistan government, said that Shahbaz was held captive in a run-down house located behind a popular hotel in the area.

As the rescuers moved in, kidnappers fled the scene and disappeared into an illegal settlement in the area.


The official said, “We are now conducting an operation to find them out”.



He was in captivity for almost five years. twitter

Chaurhry Nisar, Interior minister, interrupted his own speech in parliament to share the news. He praised the law enforcement agencies for successful rescuing Shahbaz.

The development comes days after the Mumtaz Qadri, who killed Shahbaz’s father, was executed in Rawalpindi.

A well-known journalist of Pakistan Hamid Mir tweeted:


Shahbaz, who is a graduate of the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, is not the only high-profile member of Pakistan’s elite to have been kidnapped by terrorists.

Ali Haider Gilani, son of former premier Yousaf Raza Gilani, was abducted from Multan on May 9, 2013, outside the Pakistan People’s Party office in the run-up to the 2013 general elections.