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Provincial Pakistan lawmaker kidnapped

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 5 March 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

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