Pakistan

PESHAWAR (Web Desk) – The minor son of PPP leader from Fata, Syed Akhunzada Chattan, who was abducted a day earlier by unidentified persons, has been recovered in Bajaur Agency.


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The 11-year-old Hussain Shah, who is currently in the custody of the political administration, was recovered from the Utmankhel area of Bajaur Agency on Tuesday.

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According to sources in the political administration, the kidnappers released the MNA’s son in a graveyard near Bajaur’s main town of Khar, from where the boy was recovered in a sound state.

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Unidentified gunmen kidnapped the son of the PPP leader Akhunzada Chattan in Bajaur on Monday.

Officials and family members said Shah, along with his younger brother, was waiting for their school bus outside his residence in Amankot village, when unidentified masked men whisked him away in a car.

Local residents said Levies personnel, who were assigned the duty to provide security to the former MNA’s family, opened firing on the kidnappers but they managed to escape.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had directed the security agencies to take all the necessary steps for the recovery of the kidnapped child.

Earlier in May, the vehicle of Akhunzada Chattan on August was attacked by a road-side bomb in Mandar area of Bajaur Agency.

He, however, had remained unhurt in the attack.