LAHORE (Staff Report) – Shahbaz Taseer, the son of slain former Punjab Governor  Salman Taseer, was Wednesday reunited with his family in Lahore.

Shahbaz Taseer was kidnapped on August 26 in 2011 from Gulberg area of Lahore. He has been recovered with the help of secret agencies, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

Previously, DG ISPR Lt-General Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted that Shahbaz was being flown to Lahore via special aircraft of intelligence officials.

Shahbaz Taseer was Tuesday afternoon recovered from a restive area of Balochistan after five years of his kidnapping.

According to media reports a hotel owner made a statement on camera that a shabby looking man wearing grey shalwar kameezcame to his hotel and ordered some food, paid his bill and requested to use the owner’s phone which was not granted.

The man was then told to use the phone outside, which he did and a short while later was picked up by FC personnel. That man was Shahbaz Taseer, the hotel owner claimed.