Provincial Pakistan lawmaker kidnapped
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||5 March 2013|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Provincial Pakistan lawmaker kidnapped, 5 March 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/513dd1db2e.html [accessed 22 May 2013]|
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March 05, 2013
By RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal
Armed men have kidnapped a provincial lawmaker in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan Province.
Family sources said that Sultan Tareen was kidnapped while traveling on a main provincial highway.
The lawmaker's younger brother, Sher Muhammad Tareen, told RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal that his brother was kidnapped near Kuchlak – a small town on the outskirts of the provincial capital, Quetta – while he was traveling from Quetta to the nearby city of Pishin.
Security officials said they have launched a search operation in Kuchlak.
So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
Tareen, a former provincial minister, is a leader of the secular Awami National Party.
With reporting by pakistantoday.com.pk