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Efforts for ex-Afghan governor’s safe recovery stepped up

Efforts for ex-Afghan governor’s safe recovery stepped up

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:53

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Police claim having achieved a breakthrough in their search for a former governor of Afghanistaninfo-icon’s western Herat province who was kidnapped in Islamabad on Friday.

Syed Fazlullah Wahidi was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in the Rana Market area of Islamabad, where came along with his family to get visas for the United Kingdom.

The ex-governor, also a civil societyinfo-icon activist, was staying in a high-end guesthouse in Islamabad’s F-7 sector. The Afghan embassy lodged a case in the Kohsar Police Station.

Senior police officers updated Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on efforts to recover Wahidi. They said significant headway had been made and the Afghan politician would be recovered shortly.

A participant of the high-level meeting confided to Pajhwok Afghan News the interior minister had ordered law-enforcement agencies to double down on their quest for securing Wahidi’s safe release.

A day earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabulinfo-icon asked the Pakistaninfo-icon government to use all resources at its disposal for his immediate recovery.

Kohsar Police Station House Officer (SHO) Malik Bashir said that had lodged a kidnapping case against unknown abductors and had initiated a thoroughgoing investigation. But he said no clue had been found so far.



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