Salmaan Taseer’s abducted son freed after 5 years

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Islamabad, March 8 (IANS) Shahbaz Taseer, son of erstwhile Pakistani Punjab governor Salman Taseer, was freed from his captors on Tuesday, five years after he was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from Lahore.

Shahbaz Taseer was kidnapped from Lahore on August 26, 2011, near his company’s head office a few months after the assassination of his father Salman Taseer — who was then Punjab governor — at the hands of his bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri.

A senior police official confirmed that Taseer was freed during a raid jointly conducted by the Counter-Terrorism Department and intelligence agencies from near Quetta, capital of Balochistan province.

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