Pakistan CJ’s abducted son rescued from TTP captors

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Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Awais Ali Shah, the son of Chief Justice of Sindh province Sajjad Ali Shah, has been rescued from a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan splinter group, ISPR Director General Asim Bajwa said on Tuesday.

Bajwa said Shah was rescued by security forces in an operation early on Tuesday, The News International reported.

The kidnappers, who were travelling with Awais in a blue car, opened fire when stopped at a security check post in Tank. They planned to take Shah to Afghanistan, Bajwa said.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah congratulated Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah over the recovery of his son.

Awais Ali Shah, who returned home on Tuesday, was kidnapped from a super store in Karachi’s Clifton area.

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Shah was dressed in a burqa when he was recovered. He was asked to identify himself repeatedly, Bajwa told the media.

Chief Justice Shah on Tuesday thanked the Pakistan Army and its chief General Raheel Sharif for ensuring the safe return of his son.

“General Raheel Sharif called me at 3 in the morning and informed me that my son has been recovered,” he said.



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